If you’ve kept up-to-date with the most recent environmental news, you’ll know how harmful plastic pollution is. Unfortunately, countless items contain single-use plastic materials—not only your everyday plastic bags and coffee cups, but also your menstruation products. The ripple effect of menstruation waste needs to be addressed head-on for our environment’s sake[1]. After all, billions of disposable menstrual products are utilized yearly, meaning the problem isn’t getting any smaller.

In this article, we’ll examine why menstrual waste significantly affects plastic pollution and ocean conservation before discussing some implications that could help save our environment.