Webinar “Plastic- and Toxic-free Menstruation Products”

Webinar “Plastic- and Toxic-free Menstruation Products”

Chemicals in Products

Did you know that many menstruation products are made of plastic, sometimes up to 90% and that women are exposed to harmful chemicals in these products? Meet leading experts and campaigners on that topic in our webinar and join the conversation.

HEJSupport, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), Women’s Environmental Network (WEN), Environmenstrual Coalition held a webinar on plastic and toxic free period on December 2 2019.

The webinar is part of a broad initiative promoting the use of plastic- and toxic-free disposable and reusable menstrual products.

The agenda of the webinar included:

Introduction and a brief description of and its key publications – Olga Speranskaya, Alexandra Caterbow, HEJSupport International;

Ensuring menstrual products are safe, affordable and accessible – WVE’s campaign to eliminate toxic chemicals from intimate care products in the US – by Alexandra Gorman Scranton, Women’s Voices for the Earth

Environmenstrual – The Women’s Environmental Network’s collaborative campaign to raise awareness about the hidden plastic and toxic chemicals in menstrual products while promoting reusable and eco-friendly menstrual products for all – by Helen Lynn, Health Adviser to Women’s Environmental Network.

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Written by Alexandra Caterbow