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Let's compost...in the bathroom!  by Alice Larsson, WEN

Let's compost...in the bathroom! by Alice Larsson, WEN

If you are someone comfortable with using 100% cotton tampons and know you shouldn’t be disposing of them down the toilet, there is likely to be a struggle to not just throw them in the bin already sitting in your bathroom.

Launching soon the UK's first reuseable menstrual underwear!

Launching soon the UK's first reuseable menstrual underwear!

In a bid to reduce tampon and menstrual pad waste pollution and to help menstruators experience a more comfortable and hygienic period, founder of WUKA Wear, Ruby Raut, has designed underwear especially for menstruators and has launched WUKA Period Underwear this November 2017 as a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

Thoughts on blood

Thoughts on blood

This blog post offers some thoughts provoked by the recent ad campaign from Bodyform and Libresse; the first to realistically portray period blood in the media. What can be achieved by battling the stigma surrounding menstruation? Have a look at the advert and see what you think...

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 5: A Call for Action

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 5: A Call for Action

In this, our the final entry in The Environmenstrual Diaries, we explore action strategies to help break down the taboo around menstruation, and assist women in gaining the confidence to make positive decisions about their own bodily health and the health of the planet.

Menstrual Leave - let's start the conversation

Menstrual Leave - let's start the conversation

As Italy may become the first western country to introduce paid menstrual leave for women who experience painful periods, we take a look at the possible implications such a policy might have.

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 4: What's Next?

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 4: What's Next?

We’ve looked at the underwhelming sanpro products that dominate the market today, and the less-than-ideal health and waste concerns that surround them. So, what’s currently being done to reduce risks and transform menstruation products? Read more to find out about sanpro innovation and market futures...

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 3: Waste

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 3: Waste

Our next post deals with issues of waste and the environment as well as taboos surrounding menstruation and how these hinder positive innovations in the sanpro industry. Read more to find out about WEN's sanpro disposal campaign and what happens to it when it is flushed... 

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 2: Health

The Environmenstrual Diaries, Part 2: Health

In the second part of our Environmenstrual Diaries we’ll be looking at some of the health risks associated with using sanpro products, what’s been done to help combat them, and what more has to happen before women can manage their periods without putting themselves in danger.