New DfE scheme sees free reusable period products available in schools

plastic-free personal care products
plastic-free personal care products

As a part of a new Department for Education (DfE) scheme, the Mooncup menstrual cup is being made available for free to the pupils at all state schools and colleges in England.

This is the first time that environmentally friendly and plastic-free personal care products are being offered as a free option alongside traditional disposable pads and tampons. It is hoped that bringing these products into schools will help to educate young people about more sustainable options within a safe environment.

“We are excited to be working with phs and the Department for Education to provide sustainable period products to young people across England,” says Kath Clements, Mooncup Ltd company director. “Based on our experience of working with the sexual health and wellbeing charity Brook, we know that young people find the cost-effectiveness of menstrual cups particularly appealing, as well as their convenience and low environmental impact.

“Our goal from day one has been to make menstruation as positive an experience as it can possibly be. We hope that this initiative, and the conversation around it, will help in continuing to break the taboo around periods as well as giving young people access to information about all their menstrual product options.”