University of Sheffield researchers have found a novel use for tampons, they have begun employing them in the fight against pollution, as a method for identifying where wastewater is leaking into streams and rivers. Continue reading… “Researchers locate river pollution using fluorescent tampons”
A Touchy Subject
A friend of mine told me that while she was a student at Bennington College in Vermont, sea sponges were popular alternatives to tampons and pads. I should have gone to Bennington. It was organic shrooms, not sea sponges, going around at UCSB!
Now that I’m no longer in the dark about the sponges I’m researching information on brands being sold. I’ve found a thriving eco market of alternatives to disposable menstrual products. Remember when Kotex made us think ultra-thin maxis were revolutionary? What were we thinking? Some women are even making their own organic pads and selling kits for you on the web.
If you can handle the added labor of reusables, here are a few options out there: