Why Use Cloth Feminine Products (FIRST GIVEAWAY DAY 2)

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First of all, let me say how SUPER EXCITED I am to be offerring these in our FIRST GIVEAWAY!!  There are Sooooooo many reasons why you would want to use these AMAZING items, and add them to your life that I will not be able to name, but I will name a few.  Before I go any further, be sure to enter the FREE GIVEAWAY for a 7 DAY SUPPLY OF CLOTH PANTILINERS at the end of this post!   Alright…here we go!!

STATISTICAL FACTS via Lunapads.com

Approximately 20 billion pads, tampons and applicators are sent to North American landfills annually.

            On an individual level, each of the approximately 73 million menstruating people in North America will throw away 125 to 150kg or approximately 16,800 disposable pads or tampons in their lifetime.

            Disposable pads and tampons are made primarily of bleached kraft pulp or viscose rayon, the origin of which is wood cellulose from trees. What makes these products perform so effectively is the use of high tech chemicals such as super-absorbent acrylic polymers (SAPs) surfactant-laced gels and leak-proof plastic backings. The long-term health and environmental impact of these ingredients is contentious and largely unknown.

            In 1991, the Landbank Consultancy report reviewed the environmental impact of disposable diapers and concluded that compared to cloth diapers, throwaway diapers used 20 times more raw materials, three times more energy and twice as much water; overall they generated 60 times more waste . Disposable menstrual pads are made from substantially equivalent materials and ingredients as disposable diapers.

         [Cloth Pads} will last well over 5 years with recommended use and care, as opposed to 3 or 4 hours in the case of disposable products. While individual use may vary, we estimate that a single Lunapad replaces 120 disposable pads or tampons.

            The cost of reusable products is significantly less than disposables – you can save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars over time.

            1,000,000 disposable pads and tampons are now being diverted from landfills monthly thanks to [Cloth Pad customers] having made the switch to reusable products, and tens of thousands worldwide are feeling more connected to themselves and at peace with their consumer choices.

Cost Savings Analysis

Reusable menstrual products present an opportunity for real financial savings, as demonstrated by the table below. We have chosen not to include two ancillary costs: utilities and detergent used to clean washable pads and the portion of property taxes used to finance garbage pickup of used disposable products and landfill maintenance.

DISPOSABLE PADS VS. CLOTH PADS SAVINGS CALCULATION

DISPOSABLE PADS

Price @ Drugstore.com

# Per Pack

Cost Per Pad

Pads per Period

Cost per 5 Years

Always Flexiwing Maxi Pads

$7.99

36

$0.22

20

$266.33

Stayfree Maxi Pads with Wings

$6.79

36

$0.19

20

$226.33

Seventh Generation Ultra Thin Maxi Pads

$4.29

14

$0.31

20

$367.71

Natracare Organic Cotton Maxi Pads

$5.49

14

$0.39

20

$470.57

U by Kotex Ultra Thin Maxi Pads

$7.99

36

$0.22

20

$266.33

U by Kotex Nite Pads with Wings

$4.49

14

$0.32

20

$384.86

 CLOTH PADS DELUXE KIT
Cost per 5 Years: $129.99
Whats Included:
2 Mini Pads
2 Basic Mini Liners, 2 Mini Wing Liners
3 Maxi Pads
2 Maxi Liners, 2 Maxi Wing Liners
2 Long Pads
2 Basic Long Liners, 2 Long Wing Liners

OVERALL SAVINGS

Average Cost of Disposable Pads (5 Years) $330.36
Cost of AVG. CLOTH PAD Deluxe Kit (5 Years) $129.99
Average Savings Using [CLOTH PADS] $200.37
DISPOSABLE TAMPONS & MENSTRUAL CUPS

Price @ Drugstore.com

# per Pack

Cost per Tampon

Tampons per Period

Cost per 5 Years

Playtex Regular Tampons

$9.99

36

$0.28

20

$333.00

Tampax Pearl Tampons with Applicator

$8.99

36

$0.25

20

$299.67

OB Non Applicator Tampons

$4.49

18

$0.25

20

$299.33

Seventh Generation Tampons

$5.19

20

$0.26

20

$311.40

Instead Cup

$9.49

24

$0.40

20

$474.50

U by Kotex Tampons

$8.29

36

$0.23

20

$276.33

TAMPONS VS. DIVACUP SAVINGS CALCULATION   

REUSABLE MENSTRUAL CUP

Unit Cost 

Life (Years)

Cost Per 5 Years

The DivaCup

$35.00

2

$87.50

OVERALL SAVINGS

Average Cost of Disposable Tampons or Cups (5 Years) $332.37
Cost of The DivaCup (5 Years) $87.50
Average Savings Using The DivaCup $244.87

The above charts are used compliments of Lunapads.com, a leading company in the manufacturing of cloth feminine products. As you can see the cost savings is HUGE.  Be sure to read the info and even if you have NEVER heard of these or only slighty considering theses as an option, ENTER THE GIVEAWAY for a chance to win a weeks supply FREE.  Click the link below and come back daily for updates and new information…and to enter again! 😀

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2 thoughts on “Why Use Cloth Feminine Products (FIRST GIVEAWAY DAY 2)

    Charissa Koops said:
    January 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Cool give-away. I hate wasting so much stuff and I don’t like the idea of chemically bleached products either, but it always seemed easiest. I’d never heard of cloth versions of these products!

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      joyfullysubmitted responded:
      January 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      I am so glad you found this post!!! I hope you win and spread the word!!!

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