Disposable products statistics:
On average, 10000 to 15000 disposable products are used by each woman during her life (tampons and pads). This number applies to women who do not experience any menstrual problem. For a certain part of the population, it is more problematic as they experience heavy bleeding and long menstruation period, which will need more and more disposable products.
Use the French calculator to estimate the savings you could do with a menstrual cup
If we multiply by the number of women who use that kind of disposable products, the consequences are terrible for the planet: those disposable protections are a very heavy source of pollution as there is no way to recycle them. Flushing a tampon (or worse! a napkin) in the toilet is a harmful gesture for the eco-system. We certainly are plenty to regret having knowledge of this information only now.
Moreover, producing tampons and pads also creates pollution by itself. Indeed, chemical products industries use to bleach and sterilize the pads are noxious
(source : http://www.consoglobe.com/bp1155-1176_serviettes-hygieniques-mieux-bio.html )
There is no more of this with menstrual cups!
First, most menstrual cups do not contain any chemical substance. This is rather comforting for women, and equally for the environment. Moreover, menstrual cups have never been tested on animals which is even better for the ethical and ecological debate.
A tiny gesture for you, a huge gesture for the planet.
It is a dire necessary to communicate as much as possible about menstrual cups… And not obey the lobbies that stop us from making this product more famous and common.
The best way I found so far is by informal speech. Presenting the product in a shamelessly, frank and open way is the best option to operate. Menstruation, feminine cycle, blood period... Those subjects are even more taboo than birth control or feminine issues. There communicating about menstrual cups and EasyCup too is necessary, as well as introducing the different brands of menstrual cups, along with the ecological and ethical sides of them.