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Sign the Plastfree petition started in 2018!

Anushka started a petition in 2018. Sign the petition to gain more momentum. 381 signatures so far! Plastic pollution is spreading like cancer and we are doing very little to prevent it. There are solutions available but few are brave enough to adopt it. The...

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Plastfree presents at the Youth climate Summit 2020

Naomi working in the Marketing department of Lanes Group which is the largest drainage company in the UK says,' After working there for a year or so it was becoming more and more apparent of the increasing number of pollutants our engineers were facing day in, day...

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Competition time!

Join in the mailing list of The Vegetarian Society to win vegan approved product for your next period. Just answer the simple question and enter the competition to win your hamper! VegsocApproved.com @vegsocapproved Tomorrow's newsletter competition comes from...

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Heavy periods or Menorrhagia

Heavy menstrual bleeding, also called menorrhagia, affects 1 in every 5 women between the ages of 35 and 55 and has an enormous impact on their physical and emotional wellbeing. Think for example about the practical problems, such as having to change menstrual...

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Plastfree supports period poverty globally

10 October 2020 - #periodactionday Plastfree collaborated with PERIOD  - A global, youth-powered non-profit that is fighting to end period poverty and period stigma through service, education, and advocacy. On 10 October this year, we donated to 4 different...

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Plastfree is influencing the wholesale industry in UK

For the past few years many period activists have been campaigning for free tampon/pads in schools and to abolish the tampon tax. With vigorous campaigns and support from women across the globe this has become successful & a talked about topic. This vibe has shown...

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How much does your pads absorb?

Sanitary pads are said to absorb from 20ml to 60ml blood loss. Then again we fail to categorise women's body when everyone is different. Blood loss is also dependant on your hormonal levels, age, mental health, family history. Typically we see that women suffering...

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No one should miss school because of periods

Still children in the UK are missing school because they were unable to afford menstrual products. "As a mother of schoolgirls myself, I was cocerned that a natural, biological function was denying girls their right to education and continuing the period stigma," says...

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Plastfree GIVEAWAY time!

We want to say Thank You & do this amazing giveaway where 3 of you have a chance to WIN: 6 MONTHS WORTH OF SUPPLY OF PLASTFREE ECO PANTY LINERS!!!! HOW TO ENTER All you have to do is Firstly, follow @plastfreepad if you're not already. Tell us in the comments what...

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Who will be the next Plastfree Eco Queen?

 PLASTFREE ECO QUEEN- Ethical Fashion Round at Miss England 2020 In 2007, the Miss England National Director, Angie Beasley invented the Miss England ECO Round as not everyone can afford to buy expensive / designer clothes to compete in the contest .  In this ethical...

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Miss England Contestants crowned Queens

Miss London & other Miss England  finalists received their official Miss England Finalist Tiara’s at a socially distanced ceremony & fashion shoot with celebrity photographer Alan Strutt at the Taj 51  Buckingham Gate London Suites & Residences. Plastfree...

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Supporting Youth Climate Summit 2020

Schools from around the UK will be coming together online for the Youth Climate Summit during what would have been the week of COP26 to take action to create a more just, sustainable world and make commitments and pledges for the planet. Coordinated by charity Global...

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Save our Rivers!

River clean ups have revealed that River Thames is dumped with plastic litter comprising of 60% in total. Alll UK rivers are polluted with microplastics. Is it now time for us to rethink how we are becoming a cause for the decreasing health of our waters? River...

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We are now on Wearth London too!

ALL KINDS OF ECO MUST-HAVES Wearth was created in 2017 and now partner with over 150 independent UK brands that make contemporary eco-friendly and ethical products, making it easier for you to shop and live more consciously. From natural beauty products, zero waste...

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End of the tampon tax

The decision marks a victory in the 20-year campaign by women’s groups against 50-year-old VAT rules that once categorised tampons as “non-essential, luxury items”. Today on #menstrualhygieneday2020, @plastfreepad would like to celebrate the decision taken by UK...

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