Close to 20 billion sanitary napkins, tampons, and applicators are dumped into North American landfills only every year. When wrapped in plastic bags, feminine hygiene waste can take centuries to biodegrade. The average woman uses over 11,000 tampons over her lifetime, leaving behind residue far beyond her lifespan. Driven by profit motives, it seems unlikely the major companies would shift towards a reusable product line. Menstrual cups, reusable pads and sponges are readily available but haven’t gained much traction so far. Our feminine hygiene section has a range of eco-friendly and reusable alternatives to tampons and sanitary pads!