(Closed) At what point do you say screw the environment?

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Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

i thought they had different sizes so bigger ones would last longer than 3 hours? *shrugs* I don’t know about using these as an alt to tampons/ pads but i wonder how they’d do for cleaning…

Post # 19
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Grosss. I don’t care about reusing anything that’s going to be absorbing body fluids. I would never reuse someone like that even if an overflowing landfill was encroaching on my property. That stuff needs to just be thrown out and forgotten about! Yuck! 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m still reeling from the thread where I learned that people throw used tampons somewhere other than in the toilet.  MIND. BLOWN.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Aquaria:  mermaids, you are funny!!

i would never buy those, but who even knows anymore! I’m trying my mooncup for the first time this month and three months ago, when I first read about them, I nearly dry heaved… The times, they are a changin. Or going back. I have no idea!

Post # 22
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Helper bee

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@oneofthesethings:  I don’t know where you’re from, but where I’m from, tampons should never ever be flushed down the toilet. Not only to they clog the toilet and plumbing, but they travel along the sewerage where water is filtered and recycled. Can you imagine how disgusting all those floating tampons would be whilst the water is meant to be filtered for other purposes? 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m from the US Midwest but I’ve also lived in the south. I am 41 and I’ve never, ever before the bee heard of anyone not putting them in the toilet. That’s what the box tells you to do!

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@oneofthesethings:  Midwest here too and I never ever flushed them! My sister once came over to my house after we were grown up and moved out and asked me if it was OK to flush hers ,  I was like I throw them away!? Thats the first time I realized people flush them, haha

We grew up in the same house 2 years apart and had totally different views- I always thought flushing was bad for the pipes.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Yea… not happening.  My 4 hermit crabs love their sponges, though!

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Um, gross. I’ll stick to tampons thanks… and I flush them.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

*shrug*. I’ve heard of this product back in college. I’m not personally into reusable tampons or pads but I’m glad some people are. I’m not grossed out by it either. 

I’m extremely eco-conscious, it’s the seattle way! but yeah, I use disposable tampons. I try to make up for it in other ways — like cloth instead of paper towels, reusable water bottles, etc.

as for flushing tampons: I’ve lived in plenty of old houses where it was not allowed. it’s not that big of a deal, you get used to it.

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