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The WEN team with Ella Daish discussing the Petition and  Environmenstrual Campaign (from left - Julia, Natasha, Ella and Kate)

 

WEN is working with Ella Daish from Eco Elle to push her petition calling on manufacturers to remove plastic from menstrual products.  

Each year 200,000 tonnes of sanitary products including pads, tampons and panty liners are put into landfill in the UK.  With around 90% of each sanitary product being plastic, these products are constantly being produced and disposed of and they can be toxic to the environment. We need to stop them being harmful, and stop them having a permanent life on this planet. 

That’s why Ella is calling on the companies that make Tampax, Always, Bodyform, Kotex and Lil-lets to make biodegradable sanitary products and for these to be stocked in supermarkets.

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Women will always need access to menstural products. Each woman uses an average of 11,000 disposable menstrual products in her reproductive lifetime. Why can't they be convenient, reliable and eco-friendly? There are already companies out there making products better for the environment like Natracare, producing eco-friendly menstural products.

These products don't need to be plastic, which is why Ella is petitioning to put an end to this unnecessary waste.

Please sign and share!