BE A PERIOD ACTIVIST

DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE RIGHT TO SAFE PERIOD PRODUCTS?

Here’s what you can do:
Write to your MP calling for specific regulation for period products. (Link to follow)
Want to know what exactly is in your period products? Write to your favourite brand and demand full disclosure. (Link to follow)

ARE YOU A MEMBER OF A COMMUNITY GROUP?

Your group could affect change in your local community as part of the Environmenstrual Week of Action by doing a presentation about these important issues to spark discussion.

Check out the Environmenstrual Resources Hub for useful tools and information. 

ORGANISE A BEACH OR RIVER CLEAN

Get involved in the Million Mile Beach Clean by Environmenstrual Coalition member Surfers Against Sewage. 

TAKE ACTION AT SCHOOL/UNIVERSITIES

Are you a school or university student?

Put forward a motion to your school or Student Union to offer eco-friendly menstrual products on your campus using Wen’s template letter.

Are you a parent or carer?

Write or speak to your child’s school about their Period Education Policy. Ask them if they include all menstrual options in their lesson plan.  Share information about Wen’s school and university Environmenstrual workshops.  Use Wen’s template letter. 

Are you a teacher?

Why not get your school involved in the Week of Action by contacting Environmenstrual Coalition Partner City to Sea  about their Teacher Training to get your students/pupils engaged.

Start a conversation about periods – break the taboo!

LEARN MORE ABOUT ENVIRONMENSTRUAL

Wen has a team of Environmenstrual Ambassadors nationwide who are passionate about periods and can deliver workshops in your area. 

Check out if any are local to you and think about inviting them to your school, university or workplace. Workshops will cover everything from the reusable options to the environmental and health impacts from single use disposable products. 

Workshops can range from 45 minutes – 1.5 hour depending on the needs of the group.  

If you would like to book a workshop please contact campaigns@wen.org.uk with your location and we will put you in contact with your nearest Environmenstrual Ambassador. 

SIGN A PETITION 

Supermarkets, stop calling period products “feminine hygiene”. #RenameDontShame – Natracare

A petition demanding that supermarkets and retailers in the UK and North America commit to tackling the stigma around periods by changing their product signposting in store and online from ‘feminine hygiene’ or ‘sanitary products’, to ‘period products’ or ‘menstrual products’.

Make all Menstrual Products Plastic Free – Ella Daish

Petition calling on manufacturers and supermarkets to bring about change by removing plastic from their period products. This petition covers tampons, applicators, pads/towels, wrappers and packaging.

Remove VAT on period pants

The Government announced there will be no period tax on women’s period products from Jan 2021 but has failed to acknowledge reusable period pants as a menstrual product.

 

FURTHER READING

Find out more about Environmenstrual Week and how to get involved

ENVIRONMENSTRUAL WEEK TOOLKIT

Contact details of manufacturers and supermarkets


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