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Changing the Way Our Periods Impact the Environment with DivaCup and the First-Ever Menstrual Cup Recycling Program


If you’re a monthly bleeder, you probably know just how annoying having your period is. Between cramps, and pricey pads and tampons, menstruating is really no walk in the park (…or a walk to the store to get that ice cream you’re craving…) 

And, it’s not only unpleasant for people with periods: it affects the environment, too. In fact, there’s a large amount of waste created every year by menstrual care products (such as pads and tampons) and it’s negatively impacting our Earth – which is exactly why so many people are starting to ditch their usual products and opt for a DivaCup, a much more cost-effective and sustainable product. (Psst… you can click the link here to get 20% off a DivaCup!)

The DivaCup is the comfortable, convenient, and reusable menstrual cup that catches period flow, and allows you to live freely while you bleed. Using a DivaCup means fewer trips to the bathroom, worrying less about leaks, and overall, feeling better about your period – while also feeling better about the impact your period is having on the environment. 

When properly cleaned and cared for, a DivaCup is reusable for multiple years. And, only one DivaCup for a year equals 240 disposable menstrual products.

If you think Diva, the makers of the DivaCup, is resourceful for creating a product that’s as sustainable as the DivaCup is – wait until you hear more about DivaRecycles, the very first program in North America for recycling used DivaCups.

Check out everything you need to know about DivaRecycles here!

Diva has partnered with TerraCycle to create the first menstrual cup recycling program in North America.

DivaRecycles was launched this year, and you can join now at the link here

Diva created this program to have a sustainable end-of-life for their hero product, the DivaCup.

Using the DivaCup diverts the waste created by disposables such as pads and tampons, and by joining the DivaRecycles program, it helps find a new life for your DivaCup at the end of its life cycle.

The products included in the DivaRecyles program are all totally eco-friendly.

Because the DivaCup is made out of 100% medical-grade silicone and has no added chemicals, latex dyes, or plastics, it is fully recyclable. It’s also ultra-hygienic, and wearable for up to 12 hours at a time, so you’re able to go about your life without worrying about your period slowing you down. You also can’t forget about the other Diva product – the fully biodegradable DivaWipes – which are also a part of the DivaRecycles program!

Joining the DivaRecycles Program is extremely easy.

When you’re finished with your DivaCup and your DivaWipes packaging, you can join the program online at terracycle.com/en-US/account/sign_up!

All you have to do is collect your used Diva products and fill them up in a box, print the shipping label provided by Terracycle, and send in your products. Once the products are received, you’ll be able to collect points to donate to a charity of your choosing. Finally, when Diva has collected enough DivaCups and DivaWipes, Terracycle will clean the silicone and grind them into a crumb-like powder, which will later be used to make playgrounds, athletic tracks, and more! 

So – what are you waiting for?!

Head to DivaCup.com right now to learn more about how to buy a DivaCup in your size, join the DivaRecycles program and start changing the way your period is impacting the environment! And don’t forget to use the link here to get 20% off a DivaCup when you enter your student email!

Live freely in your flow, everyone! 

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Emily Murphy has been with Her Campus Media since 2018, and is currently the Branded Content Associate. She was the Campus Correspondent and Editor/President at her chapter at Winthrop University for four years, but has had a passion for all things writing since she was young. When she's not scribbling ideas down for her next branded article, she's watching reruns of Seinfeld while scrolling Pinterest for apartment inspo. Follow her on Instagram at @emilysmurfy
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