Sustainable Periods | Madeleine Wisecup

Hopefully Sustainable

Feb 1 2021 • 43 mins

This week, we are discussing the intersection of women’s health and sustainability, specifically around the topic of periods. Over the course of their lifetime, a single menstruator will use somewhere between 5 and 15 thousand pads and tampons. While we have come a long way with our period product options, the environmental impact has become a prevalent conversation in the sustainability community. Madeleine Wisecup is going to walk us through the history of period products and modern sustainable alternatives. Throughout the conversation, Madeleine and Jaiko discuss the stigma around various women’s health issues and encourage listeners to not only try out sustainable period products, but to also begin having conversations with friends and family around our health. You can find Madeleine online at https://thewiseconsumer.com/ and on Instagram @thewiseconsumer. You can also find her podcast, The Wise Consumer, on all streaming platforms. Look for more information about today’s episode on Instagram @hopefullysustainablepod. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com.