How To Green Your Period (PHOTOS)

PHOTOS: How To Green Your Period

Greening your period is a simple, eco-friendly and fun way to make an impact. In one lifetime, it is estimated that one woman can use as many as 16,800 tampons. The National Research Center for Women and Families estimates that 43 million women rely on tampons. There are 73 million women of menstruating age living in the United States. And each year, 20 billion pads and tampons are disposed into the nation's toilets, garbages and other sites. These feminine hygiene products then enter the nation's landfills, scatter across the coastlines and enter the oceans. We here at HuffPost Green decided to look into safer alternatives for that time of the month.

Check out our slideshow of products that can make the red in your life more green. And as always, we want to hear from you. What are your trusted green period products?

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