Gen Z and the Desire for Sustainable Period Products

Young women at a march. One has a sign that says "We're missing our lessons, so we can teach you one"

Gen Z is changing how we talk about menstrual health, with less stigma, more open conversation, and a call for environmentally sustainable period products.

“The average menstruator can use thousands of tampons in their lifetime. And single-use plastic menstrual products take about 500 years to decompose, a 2021 report from the United Nations Environment Programme found. Members of Gen Z, who studies find are more likely to get involved in climate change and sustainability efforts than previous generations, are teaching their parents about new ways to handle their monthly cycle openly and sustainably.”

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