Have I left anything out?
Cassie Langstraat wrote: I was intrigued by the cloth pads, and thought about those for a minute but I don't know if I could trust them not to leak all over my clothes
paul wheaton wrote:
3) Technically, these are nutrients which will feed plants and soil organisms. I would think a woman might develop a relationship with a favorite tree. Maybe a fruit bearing tree. And this tree would then bear a fruit which is sorta-kinda "made" from the woman.
jamie frasca wrote:
But 99% of the time I use a Diva Cup.
I honestly don't know how I lived without it. It's zero waste. Has limited my cramping (how? i have no idea but it works for me!), and allows me to forget about my period for ~12 hours
Galadriel wrote: I sometimes have a problem getting them to catch the blood as I'm sleeping
Destiny Hagest wrote:For those that use tampons or liners, I would say only organic, 100% biodegradable materials can be put in the poo side
Rebecca Norman wrote:For people coming to stay at our campus (with composting toilets) I recommend they bring any brand of tampons without plastic "applicators." In the US, o.b. is the brand of those most commonly available, eg in CVS. I know o.b. tampons fully compost in a composting toilet situation, even a less than ideal one. In natural food stores, other brands such as organic cotton Natracare are available and those are compostable too, but of course only the ones with no applicator, or with a biodegradable cardboard applicator.
I believe that tampons would normally have a cotton string, since we all know the advice to use underpants with a cotton crotch, and I hope that tampon manufacturers follow that advice with the string. Well, hope.
Anyway, o.b. and Natracare tampons do fully decompose, and do not have much plastic packaging. o.b. does have a dyed blue string but personally I'm not concerned about such a tiny volume.
o.b.® tampons are made of two types of rayon and a polyester string.
The Natracare smooth, easy glide cardboard applicator helps with the insertion of the tampon. The material used to make this biodegradable applicator tube is totally chlorine-free. The organic cotton wadding of the Natracare applicator tampon is designed to expand lengthways, elongating as the menstrual flow is gently absorbed. The organic cotton withdrawal cord allows you to easily remove the tampon after use. Both the applicator and the tampon are fully biodegradable.