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Day 23:For Women Only! Changing the World 1 Biodegradable Tampon at a Time.

This is truly a “Stumble Upon” giving moment. I know the world is changing for the better when the brand “Tampax” is going biodegradable. Today I was able to buy – on sale – a biodegradable tampon made by Procter & Gamble.

Give 23 / Day 23

Yesterday, GIVE 22 used my purchasing power to create a positive impact on the world and today I had to do something similar. I had to buy tampons and I chose to buy biodegradable tampons.

I have always find this purchase difficult for 2 reasons.

1) The guilt I feel every time I throw a the plastic applicator into the garbage adding to the plastic deposited into the planet.

2) If I do choose to buy an organic / biodegradable tampon from a natural health food store like Whole Foods I cringe paying triple the cost as a regular tampon.

I know biodegradable and organic tampons are more readily available in other countries like the United States. We seem to be behind on many organic products in Canada unfortunately. Today I was pleasantly surprised to finally find a company like Procter & Gamble making a large impact through an item as simple as a tampon. Flushable and biodegradable applicators. They may not be organic but we are on the right track. Not only did I buy one box but several as they were on sale selling for even less than a regular plastic applicator tampon. YEH!

Time Commitment: 0

Cost: I saved money! $2.00 a box!

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
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Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
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Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)