Mooncup Menstrual Cup

overall Rating:

2.75

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Cynthia Ma
3/13/2021
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This product is designed to be sustainable and the Mooncup company is an amazing ethical business. The product is a great eco-friendly alternative to tampons or period pad considering its reusability and long product life. The company is also fulfilling its mission while supporting many other organizations. The only thing I wish they could improve is to make sure their manufacture facilities have implemented environmental management systems or if they do, let people know about it. But overall, this is a great product made by a great company.

what it's made of:

3

Mooncup is made of medical grade silicon, one of the most abundant elements on Earth, and contains no dyes, BPA, phthalates, plastic, bleaches or toxins. Because the cup can be washed and reuse, it’s a great eco-friendly alternative to traditional tampons or pads which are mostly made of cottons and plastics and are disposable. Mooncup reduces a lot of wastes from sanitary products and is cheaper compared to buying tampons. The product design really embraces sustainability considering its reusability and long product life. Totally worth a 3/3 planets.

how it's made:

1.5

The Mooncup is manufactured in the UK and ISO 13485 certified, which is an internationally recognized standard for the design, manufacture and distribution of medical devices. The company seems to be very strict with quality control since the product would require high medical standards. However, there is not a lot of information on the environmental footprint of the production process. It is understandable that the company might not have the recourses to conduct internal due diligence for its environmental impact since is not a large scale corporation and the product itself is already pretty sustainable. I trust that there is no intentional hiding and lack of transparency. However, I still hope that the company can make sure their manufacturers’ facilities implement environmental management system. The process definitely would produce medical waste but they can try their best to monitor and minimize the waste as possible.

who makes it:

3

Su Hardy founded the company in 2002 in the UK. The company currently has sixteen employees in total and they are all females. It’s good that employees would truly understand the need of their customers. The company also puts women’s health and environmentalism as the priorities for their product and I think they have delivered this mission well. They are also supporting multiple charities and non-profit organizations that focuses on the issues including women’s health, education, environmental conservation. Based on the information I have read, I believe it is a true ethical business and I hope they can continue their strong growth.