Thoughts on Ragtime

Posted by: LYNette

…Not the music.
Tying on to ZeBek’s previous train of thought I came across a pretty interesting article in the Washington Post yesterday about the environmental impacts of “feminine-care products” (ie: maxi pads with wings and mmm-bop tampons).

Interesting stats:
1. The average woman menstruates for 38 years.
2. Over these 38 years, one person is expected to generate around 62,415 POUNDS OF GARBAGE!
2.5. (The average American woman weighs 163 pounds…62,415 pounds = about 383 women = 766 boobies!)
3. The average woman throws away 250-300 pounds of pads, tampons, and applicators during her lifetime.
4. 300 pounds of girlie trash is only about 0.5% of 62,415 pounds.

…so we shouldn’t feel bad about being on the rag. Kudos to those who use tampons, especially without applicators – o.b. estimates that its tampons create 58% less waste because they don’t have applicators.

This is a 1,725 pound pumpkin.

Stay away from plastic! It can take up to 1000 years for plastic garbage to even BEGIN decomposing. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want weird aliens sniffing my garbage long after I’m gone.

There are tons of other options, like GladRags and DivaCups. I can’t say much about these reusable alternatives because I’ve never tried them myself – I’m quite satisfied with my NatraCare organic cotton tampons, without applicators of course.

Post a comment about what you do during your ragtime, and I’ll send you a free (unused) box of my preferred tampons!

On a separate note: Sara! If you’re out there, I’m looking for you! Please email your mailing address to to claim your iSG giveaway for your awesome, awesome comment a few weeks ago!

Over & Out!

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4 Responses to “Thoughts on Ragtime”

  1. aRLO Says:

    It’s cute…and reusable!
    problem solved!

  2. mishell fredrick Says:

    Well first of all. IMma. TAMPON girl. Yay! Go me. I am one of the very few lucky girls talented enough to be able to use the tampons without the plastic applicators. During ragtime I use heating pads and even though I don’t get as hormonal as some other broads do, I am always up for acting like a bitch for a whole week straight because I know I can and my husband will let me. For being a stay at home mother of 4 I don’t get much time to my self so when I’m RAGGING it =) It’s me time! I just needed to vent (SIGH). So…. I doubt I’ll win, but I’d love to try those organic tampons. I’m so stuck on elmo’s world and word world, I didn’t know they made organic tampons. Hey, maybe I can be the poster child. I’m j/k

  3. mishell fredrick Says:

    Lol about the pokemon pad! Hey I don’t mind having a pikachu sniffing my pikachu!

  4. ZeBekgarbage Says:

    Here’s me… I’m going to look into all these other alternatives as well! Thanks so much for this awesome post LYNettey! All of your posts are excellent- always on point!

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