By Miki Agrawal, SHE-E-O
As my belly continues to grow with a little happy baby inside, I have been thinking a lot about the environment this cutie will grow up in. At the rate of waste that we are creating, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050. A few weeks ago, we met with the NYC Dept of Sanitation and they talked about plastic bags and glass n' plastic bottles as the biggest waste creators for our cities. They are also trying to figure out how to ban wet wipes because they do not flush and wreak havoc on our sewage pipes and the environment (and no, the "biodegradable" ones are not really biodegradable).
They also expressed that plastic tampons and pads are a problem too. 20 billion plastic tampon applicators, pads and menstrual products end up in a landfill every year. Over 170,000 plastic tampon applicators were washed along the east coast alone. They are so rampant on beaches that they are referred to as "beach whistles".
So, to play our part, I am so so thrilled to announce that we have a new patented invention that will help solve this and still give you the ease of using a product that you are familiar with. Some of us are not quite ready to use a menstrual cup and for others, THINX undies might not be enough for our gushy heavy days so this invention is the perfect backup to THINX for just that.
To find out what it is, please watch this video :-) It's been 2 years in the making so we hope you enjoy it!
May we think sustainably this year and understand the ramifications of buying disposables. Let's carry water bottles! Let's use bidets instead of using toilet paper! Let's use THINX and reusable products whenever possible!