ctaylordorenkamp8 months ago
my thoughts exactly. resusable cloth (worn out T-shirts and scraps of old hand towels work for me) would be the only sensible solution, as the plastic-containing pads would only result in even more hygiene issues, and more problems related to sanitation and waste management, not to mention the risk of toxicity of the plastic, plastic-softeners, bleaches and other nasty "modern" materials. The issues with reusable cloth are 1) the need for a barrier material to prevent leakage, and 2) availability of clean water for laundering. I keep a small, opaque, water-tight pouch in my shoulderbag with me during my days, so that soiled cloths can be rinsed in the loo, then carried home discreetly to be thoroughly laundered.