Today’s Solutions: January 21, 2022

Menstrual cups are a convenient and eco-friendly alternative to pads and tampons, but using them out and about often requires washing them in a public sink. To make their use easier for women everywhere, Emanui has designed a portable menstrual cup cleaner that makes the cleaning process more convenient, discreet, and sustainable. 

The small handheld cleaner weighs just 115 grams, fits easily in most purses, and uses 2,500 percent less water than washing your menstrual cup in a sink. Users simply fill the base of the device with water and place the menstrual cup inside. Shake to clean, remove the cup, re-close the container, and you’re set to go. At the end of one’s menstrual cycle, the device can be easily sterilized by heating it in a microwave for three minutes using a minimal amount of water. 

Menstrual cups eliminate the waste and potential toxins of traditional menstrual products, but their design makes having a sink readily available a necessity. This portable cleaner not only makes cleaning your menstrual cup easier, but not having to use a sink makes menstrual cups more accessible for people who are not comfortable cleaning their cup in public or those who do not have easy access to a sink or running water. 

The Emanui device is designed to be compatible with all traditional menstrual cup sizes. This new menstrual cup cleaner is a great solution for empowering those who menstruate and reducing the environmental impact of one’s cycle. If you’re interested in getting one yourself, the device can be found on the Emanui website.

Image source: Dezeen

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

This solar panel covered building reflects Taiwan’s green energy transition

Most projects designed by the Dutch architecture firm MVRDV tend to leave a lasting impression on whoever lays their eyes on them. The company's upcoming project, Sun Rock, is no exception. Designed for Taiwan’s government-owned ... Read More

Why you shouldn’t peel all your vegetables

In her book, Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson reveals that she doesn’t own a vegetable peeler. As a result, “food prep is much faster, my compost output (peelings) is considerably reduced, and we benefit from ... Read More

This online sex shop serves people living with and beyond cancer

Being diagnosed with, receiving treatment for, and surviving cancer are all incredibly impactful experiences that affect all areas of a person’s life—including sex. Many people aren’t comfortable bringing up these two sensitive subjects in casual ... Read More

Zebrafish brains reveal new information about our memories

It seems like we're writing about fish a whole lot lately! Last week, we featured an article about goldfish learning to drive. This week, zebrafish, a species studied for their relatively long lifespans, are helping ... Read More

These sustainably powered homes can raise families out of poverty

Finding and sharing positive ways to tackle the world’s challenges is our favorite activity at The Optimist Daily, so it’s no surprise that we are especially excited about BillionBricks and Architecture Brio’s PowerHyde solar homes, ... Read More

5 reasons that secrets sour relationships & how to break the secret-keep...

According to a 2018 study, published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, people on average keep around 13 secrets at a time, five of which have never been revealed to anyone. It’s worth mentioning ... Read More