An interesting fact: A woman will use an average of 14 500 disposable pads and tampons in her lifetime. Costing roughly R36 000. Thus, throwing away 150–200kgs of menstrual product waste. There is no longer space on our precious earth to hold all the pads as it takes 500-800 years for a disposable pad to decompose. Also, these non-biodegradable disposable sanitary pads are harmful to the environment, if they even make it to the landfill. Burning used sanitary pads releases fumes containing toxic gases like dioxins which are carcinogenic and linked to many health problems. This is where MoonTime makes a difference one woman at a time.
MoonTime provides a way of making a difference, not only as an individual, but also to the earth, women’s health, and to the women in communities. Educating, creating awareness, and shifting mindsets. Through all this, they help women to love, honour, and respect themselves and harness the blessing of being a woman. Because, without this cycle, none of us would be here.
These high-quality reusable sanitary pads are made from 100% cotton Shweshwe and natural materials. Thus, making it a Proudly South African product. They are free from harsh chemicals, plastics, glues, synthetic fibres, and bleaches which lowers the risk of rashes, irritation, and infection. Highly absorbent, lightweight, breathable, and also easy to wash. Thus, a product that will last for many years.
MoonTime reusable sanitary pads are available through the online shop and in health shops.
The easiest waste to manage is the waste we did not produce. So combine the blessing of being a woman with making a difference to the earth by lightening your load on her.
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MoonTime (Pty) Ltd also has a Non-Profit side to the company. Since the start of the company, a small percentage was put aside with each reusable pad sold. This is used to donate pads and plant trees with the Precious Tree Project. Half the population bleeds for half their lives and there are many women who are unable to afford the basic need of sanitary products.
There are numerous pad drives out there and many companies and sponsors are donating disposable pads to help the girls in the communities and to keep them in school. They are doing amazing work with great intentions but it is not sustainable and is only a short-term solution as the girls continue to need more pads month after month. Where do they all go?
MoonTime Community NPC offers a long-term sustainable solution by affording funders and donors the opportunity to provide reusable sanitary pads that will last for many years. The MoonTime team also does educational workshops as well as follow-up sessions. Part of the program educates the community on the environment and what members can do to help. As well as the ins and outs of menstruation and personal wellbeing. The MoonTime team will work with the teachers to support and assist as needed. You as a business owner or company can assist them through a once-off or monthly donation. No amount is too small to make a huge difference in someone’s life.