The next time you're bleeding from your wherever, think twice before reaching for a tampon. As a woman, you may use as many as 12,000 menstrual hygiene products and create 300 pounds of waste over the course of your lifetime. And since 81% of women use tampons, that's a whole lot of garbage. Tampons are also expensive and carry a low risk of dangerous Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Need more reasons? Watch the video below from AsapSCIENCE.


On the plus side, period blood is full of juicy stem cell goodness. Plus, being on yours is an excuse to eat brownies.