Watch this: Je Suis Un Tampon

Still from Je Suis Un Tampon

This should give you a giggle: the sad lament of a tampon. Starring awesome comedian Tiff Stevenson and directed by Paul Bertellotti, this silly homage to French cinema addresses (not terribly seriously) the issue of how we dispose of sanitary waste.

 
There are more eco-friendly products out there, but if you are using disposables and are stuck with the choice between flushing and binning, find a bin to keep towels and tampons out of our water systems – they cause all sorts of problems. FabLittleBag, the brand behind the film, makes biodegradable bags that you can open with one hand, seal and dispose of in a bin.