2. It is Quite Economical
You’d be amazed at how much a fortune you’d have spent within a space of 40 years by the time we do the math. It is true that reusables are costly; but then, they can be used for even up to 6 years, so you don’t have to bother about the cost of getting a new one within those years. It is often said that ‘little drops of water make a mighty ocean;’ such is the case of disposables.
Let’s assume a woman menstruates for 40 years, buys an $8 pack of disposables every month, she would have spent a total of $3,840 during her lifetime. A set of reusables for the same period, at an estimated cost of $80, and replaced every five years, will sum up to only $640.
3. It is Environment Friendly
The way we do things everyday always affect our immediate environment. In North America, it is estimated that about 20 billion menstrual pads are discarded each year. Can you imagine how much harm this can bring to our environment, considering that the plastics in a pad will take hundreds of years to decompose.
Also, like many other manufacturing processes, the manufacture of disposables also pollutes our waterways, air and animal habitats. Reusables on the other hand, though may possess qualities like the disposables, do not get disposed often. Hence, a shift to reusables will indeed be a switch to a safer environment.
4. It is Sanitary and Easy to Clean
A lot of women feel insecure about reusables because they are skeptical it may leak. No! No! That can’t happen! Cloth pads are designed to absorb all forms of menstrual release from the vagina, which can guarantee the user freedom of movements and activities. They are also very easy to clean. You can soak them in warm water overnight, and add a little ‘hydrogen peroxide’ solution, or you can just leave it to your washing machine to do the job well.