#PLASTICFREEPERIODS

We have already reached over 6,000 pupils with our live schools pilot and over two and a half million with our Plastic-Free Periods? film on facebook.

Plastic Free Periods goals are to empower people to make positive and informed menstruation choices, to raise awareness of reusable menstrual products and to reduce the amount of plastic being flushed down the loo!

Here in the UK, millions of people are flushing single-use plastic down the toilet in the form of wipes, menstrual products and other bathroom products like cotton buds and tooth-flossers. Flushed plastics make up around 7% of beach litter * in the UK, and that figure keeps on climbing each year. Here at City to Sea we’re working hard to reverse that trend and help connect our actions to our oceans, from bog to beach!

Schools Programme

Currently schools are not required to educate students about periods, and a third of girls are not told about periods by their parents.

By September 2019 regulations are coming into effect requiring PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) to be taught in all schools in England. In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland this PSE or Health and Wellbeing education is also either compulsory or recommended. Schools will have flexibility over how they develop these subjects. This presents a fantastic opportunity to reach pupils, who may have otherwise had no (or biased – Proctor & Gamble schools programme for example) education with regards to their periods and correct disposal of menstural products.

So that’s where we’ve stepped in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brought to schools with support from Anglian Water. Flushed plastics make up around 7% of beach litter * read more from Marine Conservation Society