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That’s why conventional tampons, sanitary pads, etc. are real environmental sinners:

  • Waste production:

    A menstruating person uses up to 17,000 disposable products in their lifetime. This creates around 75,000 - 125,000 tons of waste every year in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

  • Chemicals and plastics:

    Conventional products are made of up to 90% synthetic materials and often contain pollutants and plastic that harm the environment and the body.

  • Environmental pollution:

    Many of these products end up in waterways and destroy entire habitats, harm marine animals and burden our ecosystems.

Your waste-free period with HERA organics:


Frequently asked questions about our menstrual sponges:

How do I dispose of the HERA menstrual sponge?

We recommend simply disposing of the sponge on the compost heap or in the organic waste bin after 3 menstrual cycles. It is completely compostable and decomposes naturally.

Does harvesting sponges damage the marine ecosystem?

No, the marine ecosystem is not damaged by the harvesting of HERA menstrual sponges. The harvesting is carried out sustainably and responsibly, with strict harvest breaks to ensure the natural growth of the sponges in a few months and to not harm the marine environment. The natural sponge grows back, often larger and healthier than its original state. Studies show that in harvested areas the sponge population actually increases. In addition, the sponges have amazing regenerative abilities, as the natural tides and currents pick up sponge parts and allow them to grow again in new places.

How can I imagine the harvesting of the sponges?

The harvesting of the sponges is done by hand by licensed divers. They dive into controlled waters where the sponges naturally occur. When the sponges are harvested, only a portion is removed. This allows the sponges to grow back over time and keep the population healthy and stable. This process also releases the sponges' seeds and allows new sponges to grow back more easily and quickly. In Greece, this traditional method is practiced by a family business in the 3rd generation.