How can a Period be Sustainable?

How can a Period be Sustainable?

It's happening! The mess is getting messier. Almost one billion sanitary pads are used and disposed of every year. That's a sum collected from only 37 per cent of menstruators who have access to commercial single-use period products. Keeping that in mind, we have something for you and the environment.

What is Sustainable Menstruation all about?

Sustainable Menstruation is ‌the use of menstrual management practices as well as products during one’s period cycle that are sustainable and eco-friendly. These practices are healthy and leave little or no environmental impact. Looking for sustainable alternatives is not a matter of want but need. Sounds complicated? Let's break it down.

We are talking about sustainable menstrual alternatives that are reusable and hygienic. After conducting so many menstrual awareness sessions in North India, it was imperative for my team and me to tap into sustainable alternatives along with Period Equity. That was also low-key the inception of Qnix, but that story is for another day.

With Sustainable Menstruation, the focus is also on reducing the amount of menstrual waste that's dumped carelessly. Especially since most single-use sanitary napkins contain up to 90 per cent plastic which isn't completely biodegradable.

The “Green” Products

Menstrual cups and period panties are the ultimate green i.e. reusable period products. Unlike most fossil fuels, they have a considerably less environmental impact. ‌Each offers its own benefits, but one thing they share is a significant reduction in the amount of waste produced each‌ ‌month. To top it off, they are typically more cost-effective in the longer run, despite having an upfront cost.

At Qnix we are focused on encouraging menstruators to switch to greener menstrual alternatives like Qnix Reusable Menstrual Cup and the Qnix Period Underwear. It’s time we start building a sustainable menstrual ecosystem in India. The cherry on the cake, you don’t have to deal with unexpected leaks, rashes, itching, skin sensitivity, and burning. EVERY MONTH.


It is distressing to see so much menstrual waste menstruators end up creating. There is no escaping period for menstruators. However, we can choose how to handle them. Sustainable menstrual products are reusable for many years and help reduce the burden and mess ending up in landfills or the ocean. Let us help you make the switch (most essential for you and the environment.)

Keep an eye out we talk about vulvas next. Until next time, Ciao.
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