Mexico City plastic ban causes tampon concerns

A Mexico plastic ban is causing a tampon shortage

Location: Mexico City

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SPOKESPERSON FOR MENSTRUAL RIGHTS ORGANISATION MENSTRUACION DIGNA MEXICO, ANAHI RODRIGUEZ, SAYING:

"This initiative lacked a gender perspective because they did not take into account all these women who have different realities."

Tampons with plastic applicators are disappearing from shelves

alongside other single-use plastics that are now banned

such as:

- Plastic bags

- Forks

- Cups

- Balloons

- Straws