Given the climate crisis, you’d think that the government would be moving heaven and earth to make the greenest option the easiest and cheapest one too. Not so – at least when it comes to menstruation. Tax may have been dropped for tampons and pads (from 2021) but sustainable period products like period pants still have a 20% levy on them. That’s crazy..
Chella Quint is a writer, designer, performer, educator, and the UK's leading expert on menstrual literacy. Founder of #periodpositive, she developed the Period Positive Pledge, advising on regional and national policy on menstruation education and period poverty.
Ella Daish, Environmental Activist
Ella Daish is an activist and environmentalist who has been campaigning since early 2018 to eliminate all plastic from period products. Her award winning campaign has over 234,000 signatures and is going from strength to strength with supermarkets and manufacturers starting to listen and make significant changes.
Ruby Raut, Entrepreneur
Ruby is an entrepreneur and founder of period pants company WUKA and started a campaign to remove period pants tax, so sustainable period products are affordable and accessible to all people that have period.
Sarah Olney, Liberal Democrat
Sarah Olney is the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Transport and International Trade. She is passionate about supporting small British businesses and entrepreneurs.