Did you know that 19 billion single-use feminine hygiene products will be thrown out this year in the United States alone? Most will end up in our oceans and landfills.
We can definitely do something about this.
A Danish company, LastObject, is launching a Kickstarter tomorrow September 1 to help fund a brand-new reusable pad that will contribute to a more waste-free world. Funders will receive 40% off retail on the LastPad.
Co-founded by Isabel Aagaard, LastObject has enjoyed the backing of over 46,000 funders for its other waste-free products such as its last q-tip, tissue box, tissue, and makeup rounds.
The LastPad comes in three different sizes (pantyliner, day pad, and overnight pad) with a breathable top layer, absorbent middle layer, and leak-proof bottom layer. To wash, all you have to do is throw it in the washing machine or hand wash.
Learn more about LastPad and join their Kickstarter. Also, read about other zero-waste feminine products‘ companies that help girls in the United States and in other countries.
Every 28 days, millions of girls and women in developing countries miss school or work – up to 50 days per year – because they lack access to affordable menstrual products. And, it’s not just a problem in poor countries. Right here in the United States, women and girls who lack means often need both menstrual health education and reusable menstrual products.
The eight companies and organizations provide menstrual products in the United States and in Africa. Here are ways you can help them on their missions to provide women and girls with products that simply make their lives easier.