Approximately 12 million tonnes of plastic waste ends up in the world's oceans every year. That is the equivalent of one truckload of plastic being dumped into waterways every single minute. With this in mind, it is no wonder that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.
Plastic itself is not harmful, but the problem is that it ends up in the wild!
Over time, this plastic breaks down into small particles (microplastics and nanoplastics). These microscopic-small-plastics, in turn, travel through waterways and are consumed by fish and birds. Microplastics also accumulate in the human body, for example by eating fish.
Fortunately, more and more people are recycling their plastics better than before – and many even prefer going plastic-free.
A menstrual cup is an environmentally friendly option
As environmental awareness grows, menstrual cups have gained popularity providing years of protection.
An estimated 20 billion sanitary towels, tampons and applicators are dumped in landfills each year. More and more people realize that menstrual cups are a healthier and more environmentally friendly option for avoiding unnecessary waste.
Ruohonjuuri sells Finnish Lunette series menstrual cups, which have been judged to be world-class test winners! By the way, did you know that Ruohonjuuri was the very first place where Lunette menstrual cups were available to customers?