Menstruation: Green is the new red
By France 24
30 June 2018 | 3:00 pm
Menstruation is a natural part of every woman's life. The average woman will use some 10,000 single-use pads and tampons in her lifetime. They may be disposable, but they’re not sustainable. Conventional sanitary products can take up to 800 years to decompose. Down To Earth explores the best ways for women to make their periods more eco-friendly.
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