Wen raises awareness of hidden plastic and chemicals in conventional menstrual products and promotes reusable and organic options.
Facts and Stats
Menstrual pads can contain up to 90% plastic
What Wen is doing
Wen is campaigning to make healthy, eco-friendly period products available to all. Supported by over 90 organisations and activists, the campaign is educating people about hidden plastic and chemicals in conventional menstrual products and promoting reusable and organic disposable options. The campaign includes a week of action every October called Environmenstrual Week.
Environmenstrual Week is a week of action, which takes place in October. It’s a week to celebrate all things periods! The Action Week Toolkit gives lots of ideas on how to get involved.
Wen is working with Natracare to call for greater transparency and specific regulation for all period products, both single use disposable and reusables such as pads, cups and period pants. We believe regulation should encompass the safety, sustainability, affordability of all period products throughout their lifecycle. Find out more
Wen runs Environmenstrual workshops in schools, colleges and universities. The workshops explore the pros and cons of disposable and reusable menstrual products, including their health and environmental impacts, allowing participants to make an informed choice about which menstrual products to use.
Wen is building a coalition of organisations and businesses that wish to improve availability and access of sustainable menstrual products in the UK to enable women and people with periods to manage their periods without harming their health or the environment.
Wen has trained Environmenstrual Ambassadors to deliver Environmenstrual education nationally to young people and community groups.
KEEP UP TO DATE
Keep up to date on all the latest environmenstrual campaign news. We will send you information from time to time about new updates and Environmenstrual Week each October.