Updated: Jun 18
28th May every year is celebrated as Menstrual Hygiene Day. This year you can do this too in your organisation to make a difference both in lives of your employees and the environment.
Sustainify partners with organisations that support women in the villages to make these products like cloth pads. The products are chemical free and have enough products so that you can settle in 2-3 cycles and will not need anything except the kit and it’s products.
In order to understand the need for sustainable and eco-friendly menstruation, we first need to know what it means. Sustainable menstruation refers to the use of eco-friendly and sustainable menstrual products. It is estimated that an average woman will bleed for an average of 40 years (approx) which can amount to a whopping 200 kg of menstrual period waste in a year.
Here are some eye-opening statements for you.
One year, it can take for a biodegradable sanitary napkins to decompose V/S 800 years for a plastic pad.
One year, a woman can either use up to 200 plastic pads or 2 reusable cloth pad
Ten years, a woman can either use up to 2,000 plastic pads or ONE menstrual cup
We’ll let the numbers sink in… hard hitting, isn’t it? It should hit us so hard that we should be left with no choice other than to take action. Know a women ? Gift her with our Eco Period Kit.
Sustainify aims to initiate such campaigns across metros, tier-II, and tier-III cities of India to promote Green periods and we need organizations like ForeverMark to create environmental and social change through revitalising menstrual practices that are healthy, environmentally sustainable, culturally responsive and empowering.