101 Reasons to #DitchtheDisposables Giveaway

It’s that time of year again, when self improvement abounds and folks start making a plan for betterment in 2016. We have a simple suggestion for you – a small change with big impact, both personally and globally – make 2016 the year you ditch the disposables and choose a better option for your period.

There are so many reasons to make the switch to reusable menstrual products. More and more people are using Lunapads, Lunapanties, or The DivaCup – for reasons as diverse as the users themselves. Here’s our top 5 reasons why you should make the switch:

  • Have a planet-friendly period. 20 billion disposable menstrual products end up in North American landfills annually. Many contain surfactants, pesticide residues, and traces of dioxin – all of which contribute to landfill gas, a highly toxic chemical soup that impacts the quality and safety of our air. These harmful chemicals can also leach into our groundwater, lakes, and streams, contaminating our environment and posing a health risk to all living things. Lunapads are made with 100% cotton and each replaces over 120 disposable pads or tampons, helping you protect the earth and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Redefine your period. Stop supporting companies that use oppressive marketing campaigns and shame to sell you their products. All bodies deserve respect and care. Our collection of bold reusables in a variety of prints & designs allow you the freedom to express your personal style, disrupt the status quo, and give your period a fresh new start. With performance you can trust, and comfort unparalleled by any disposable, Lunapads can help transform your period experience into something with 100% more chill.
  • Break the monthly spending cycle. Disposable pads and tampons cost more than their reusable counterparts because you have to keep buying them every month. Our products provide an economical alternative, empowering you to manage your period independently and on your own terms. Making the switch is a smart investment that will save you hundreds over time, keeping extra cash in your pocket.
  • Champion education for girls in the developing world. Educated girls marry later, have fewer & healthier babies, and can more confidently claim their rights and freedoms. Through One4Her, for every Lunapad purchased, students in East Africa receive Ugandan-made AFRIpads to support their school attendance; a vital key to a brighter and more empowered future.

What’s Your Reason?
Join the #DitchtheDisposables conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or comment below to be entered to win a $75 gift card from Lunapads.com. Use the Raffelcopter entry form below for a quick & easy contest entry, and be sure to invite your friends & fam to play along for more chances to win. For every 101 reasons shared in the comments here, we’ll give away an additional $75 gift card. Contest ends February 10th.

Good luck everyone, and all our best to you & yours in 2016!

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  • Carly

    Less waste, less money, less toxins!

  • Becca Holly Jay

    I look for ways to reduce my foot print as much as possible switching to cloth not only helped my body but help me keep this goal

  • lickedbyfire

    I hate disposables because of the waste and also because they are uncomfortable! Lunapads are awesome! All my support to such an awesome company!

  • Meredith

    Because disposable options are toxic!

  • Nadia in the Sky

    I’ve switched to reusable menstrual products initially because I was looking for new ways to save monies and to live a more sustainable life, the ecofriendly aspect was a plus obvioulsy, then I discovered that cloth pads are so comfortable and they made me feel claner and are also so easy to use , I was sold!

  • Jennifer

    I have an innate drive to live naturally. I switched to a cup and cloth pads about a year ago. Lunapads are very comfortable. Disposables, I now realize, caused me discomfort/pain. 2 or 3 months after switching to natural products, my periods shortened. I love cloth! My daughter just started her cycle and is using cloth pads, too.

  • Emma

    frugality, environmentalism, health: i want something that will last a long time and save me money, while also helping to keep trash out of landfills and not poisoning my body.

  • B10

    I would love to lessen my ecological footprint, take care of my body, and become closer to my periods by using Lunapads. I want to experience what it feels like to be independent in this way. Also, the fun fabrics are a huge bonus.

  • Rachel

    I do it because of all the trash I’m not creating anymore!

  • DJohnson

    I am switching for the health of my body.

  • JoAnna Howlett

    I ditched disposables for multiple reasons
    1) for the environment
    2) tampons and pads are expensive
    3) health reasons

  • TimandDeb VerBerkmoes

    I want my daughter to feel confident while on her period and use healthy products.

  • violetpills

    I just revieved my first Lunapads in the mail today! I’m ditching disposables after a damaging yeast infection that caused me to reevaluate what I put in my body and against my skin. The more research I did about how “sanitary” pads aren’t necessarily sanitary, the more convinced I was to switch. Mentally, using Lunapads helps the stigma that your period is a disgusting and nasty monthly occurrence… I’m actually excited for my period this month; I think my body will be much happier!!!

  • Mary

    Disposable pads make me have an allergic reaction!

  • LilSugarMag (Meri Temudo)

    This would be my official step in the ditch the disposals direction. I am super excited to start saving money while helping the environment at the same time.

  • Meaghan

    Ditching the disposables: better for the wallet, the body, and the planet, which means it’s better for the soul. 🙂

  • Sarah

    I’m switching to help the environment and save money.

  • Lisa Langford

    I experience a skin reaction using store-bought liners. NONE with Lunapads.

  • Jenny

    I want to use something more planet friendly and sustainable, plus more comfortable for me and my body.

  • Claire G.

    Disposables make you have this idea that something so natural is something that should be ashamed of or thrown away. With reusables, you accept your body more and redefine society’s view on menstruation.

  • TimandDeb VerBerkmoes

    My daughter used them for the first time and loved them. Only pads that didn’t leak!

  • Christina

    I’m ready to ditch the disposables because I’m about to give birth for the third time and anything that can make postpartum recovery more enjoyable sounds good to me!

  • Anel Winney

    I would love to make the switch because it’s better for me and my body, and takes care of the environment!

  • JCstan

    Supporting women-owned menstrual companies offering environment- and body-friendly products seemed like the most feminist way to handle my period. Plus, the cute patterns and cost savings never hurt!

  • Sylvie C

    I’m helping my daughter make smart decisions about her own body, by making smart choices about my own. She has already been using reusables, and I would like to see her continue to do so.

  • Linda Bradshaw

    They are better for the enviroment and better for ourselves. I would like these for my daughter.

  • Amber G

    Every since I started using cloth pads, I have decided I never want to go back to using disposable.

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  • Sammymantha

    I hate the amount of waste that people produce, and love reusing everything that I can. I have been using a diva cup for 15 years and luna pads for 8+ years. They feel better for my body to us, and feels better to know I am producing that much less waste.

  • Caroline Moustache

    I look forward to a winner being selected 🙂

    • LunapadsCS

      Hi Caroline! We actually notified winners two weeks ago, via email. They were announced in our newsletter also – have you signed up for that? https://lunapads.com/newsletter

      • Caroline Moustache

        Oh, I missed it. I already receive it thanks 🙂