Better for your body, better for the planet
City to Sea have been running the Plastic Free Periods campaign since 2017, back when people were shocked to see us talking about periods in our viral video! Our campaign has been focused on:
- Raising awareness about the hidden plastic in period products.
- Letting people know that flushing period products creates plastic pollution, and changing this behaviour.
- Promoting reusable and plastic-free period care
- Empowering people to make informed choices about the products they use and how they dispose of them.
- Increasing accessibility of reusable & plastic-free period products.
- Encouraging brands, manufacturers and retailers to remove plastic in their own brand products.
Learn more about how period products end up as pollution, the impact of period plastic and how we’ve worked with surfers, paddle boarders and other ocean lovers to tackle the problem.
Period plastic does not exist in isolation, it’s part of a complex culture and requires intersectional solutions. Learn more about how gender, disability, economics and more impact this field and our campaigning.
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Rethink Periods is a free, nationwide educational programme changing the way primary and secondary schools teach young people about periods. It trains teachers and school nurses to deliver unbiased lessons on periods and their environmental and social context.
Make the Switch
Switch to eco-friendly, health-friendly Period care. Whether you’re looking to make a simple switch to plastic-free tampons and pads or want to give period pants, reusable pads or the menstrual cup a go, we’ve got you covered on your journey to Plastic Free Periods.
Visit our Plastic Free Periods resources centre to find our Period Product Guide, Product Guide for Additional Needs, Ingredients Guide, Retailer Guide, posters and more! Download our range of Plastic-free period resources.
Spread the Word
Download our ‘Digital Toolkit’ – a magical Dropbox folder containing everything you need to help spread the #PlasticFreePeriods love on social media and in real life.
THE PLASTIC-FREE PERIODS JOURNEY SO FAR…
Pieces of plastic prevented from entering our oceans
Students reached across England through our award-winning Rethink Periods education programme.
Views on our campaign videos, including our award winning Turning Tides film.
People signed our petition calling on the Department of Education to offer free plastic-free products in schools resulting in reusables and plastic-free options now being offered!
People reached with our #PlasticFreePeriods hashtag globally.
New plastic-free products introduced across 9 major high-street retailers since we started campaigning.
PLASTIC FREE PERIODS IN THE NEWS
Luckily, a lot has changed since we started talking about this topic. We’ve now had over 100 pieces of media coverage, across a wide range of publications. Check some of them out by clicking on the logos below.
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Exclusive poll explores periods, plastics and the public’s perceptions The bloody facts As part of our award-winning plastic-free periods' campaign, we're always looking to better understand the barriers and challenges to people accessing and using plastic-free period...
Isn’t it about time to ditch disposables and try reusable period protection? Find out how Period Pants work, and which ones to buy!
In celebration of Organic September, Natracare are helping to explain why you should switch to organic period products.