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Jakarta Post

Not all heroes wear capes: Green heroines use cups

  • Asmara Wreksono

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 16 2019   /  01:04 am

As a closeted environmentalist-wannabe, the appeal to save the planet by reducing daily waste has always been strong for me. It’s been a struggle to stay consistent, but I have tried my best to bring my own bags when shopping, my own water bottle or tumbler anywhere I go and buy cooked food using my own container whenever possible.A new opportunity to save the planet arose last month when a fellow journalist asked me if I’d be interested in buying a menstrual cup as they are cheaper abroad compared to here. It’s a cup-shaped device made from medical-grade silicone, whose purpose is to gather menstrual blood, reusable for up to 10 years and therefore very environmentally-friendly. After thorough research, I figured if I want to try this, I might as well go for American- or European-made cups, which are more expensive but have legit claims to be safer.The more I read about why women ...