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.

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