I also fell into the trap and let myself be seduced by all the shiny stainless steel boxes and straws offered in ZeroWaste stores and bought several of those ZeroWaste products. But to start the ZeroWaste process, you don’t need anything except a positive mindset and attitude that you want to change something in the first place.
These pads and tampons have to be bought expensively, disposed of somewhere after usage and unfortunately often end up in our oceans. Many conventional pads and tampons also contain plastic fibres which are not only harmful to the environment but also to the body. Who would simply push a piece of plastic into their own vagina and assume that it can be healthy?