This Could Turn Toxic

Our Panel Event with Natracare

We’ve been campaigning about the plastic in our period products and its impact on the environment for years through our Plastic-Free Periods campaign as well as our pioneering Rethink Periods education programme. This year,  we turned our attention to the impact this hidden plastic has on our own health and the health of our planet.

As part of Environmenstrual Week, we hosted a bloody awesome panel event with our partners Natracare.  We were joined by an incredible panel of experts, activists and specialists in the field, discussing the potential impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals (which are found in plastic-filled period products)  on our own health and that of the planet.

Our star-studded line up included:

Dr.Nitu Bajekal – Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and author with +30 years of experience

Maria Webb – Activist, campaigner and videographer

Charlotte Lloyd – Researcher/ academic from University of Bristol

Susie Hewson – CEO & Founder of Natracare, the world’s first brand of organic & natural period products

With our very own City to Sea CEO & founder Natalie Fée facilitating the conversation.


    Missed the LIVE event? Don’t worry – you can catch up below on the whole event below.  

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    Take Action

    If like us, you think it’s not good enough that we should be faced with a potential health risk every month then join us and take action. Find out more about our Plastic-Free Periods campaign. We’ve been raising awareness about the hidden plastic found in period products and it’s impact on our environment since 2017. Find out more about our campaigning work in this area and how we have worked with brands to increase the accessibility of reusable & plastic-free period products.

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    Donate! If you feel you can, donate to City to Sea and help power our vital campaigning work to tackle these issues and help make plastic free periods the affordable, accessible option for everyone.


    Refill is a City to Sea Campaign. At City to Sea our vision is a world where everyone connects their actions to our oceans, so all life can thrive. Oceans and waterways around the world urgently need our help and we’re hugely grateful to our supporters for donating to City to Sea. Our donations go directly to our campaigns, powering on-the-ground community action, lobbying governments and creating powerful, playful content designed to inspire change.  

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