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..
A company that produces underwear to wear during menstruation has called on the government to reduce tax on sustainable menstrual products such as theirs.
WUKA shared an Instagram post to unveil its petition that urges the government to recognise period pants as a menstrual product so that they can be taxed in line with tampons and sanitary towels.