How much can you save by switching to a menstrual cup?

How much can you save by switching to a menstrual cup?

Considering the average woman will  
  • menstruate for 30 years (according to the Women’s Environmental Network) 
  • using around 11,000 disposable products over that period,  
  • at a cost of between £500 - £2,500 depending on the type of product and your flow (spending on pads work out higher than tampons) 

Whereas menstrual cups last 10-15 years so over 30 years the average woman will 

  • only use 2-3 menstrual cups 
  • at a cost of <£40 - £60 

For washable pads, which last around 5 years, over 30 years that will be 

  • 6 sets of 6-12 pads so around 36-72 pads depending on flow
  • at a cost of between £360 - £720

The environmental impact of 30 years of menstruation is about 200kg of used pads, tampons and packaging waste per woman. 

The impact of washable pads is less than 1% of that, and for menstrual cups it’s a minuscule 0.02% of the environmental impact of disposable period products.

So what are you still waiting for? Buy your menstrual cup now and start saving! 

Funmicup No-stem Anatomic Menstrual Cup - Large

Funmicup No-stem Collapsible Menstrual Cup - Small


FYI - 200kg is 2x Mike Tyson in his prime