The BLUEPRINT Project has teamed up with Hey Girls to supply free, reusable period products to Canvey Island's residents. Service users of the youth group and food bank will have access to free reusables to prevent the use of disposable sanitary products.
Most single-use period products are made up of around 90% plastic and take up to 1,000 years to break down in landfill. With 18 million people in the UK using around 11,000 disposables during their lifetime, that equates to 200,000 tonnes of waste per year.
Training and ‘how to’ leaflets will also be supplied so that residents will have all the information they need to make the sustainable switch to reusable products. Not only will this save users money, but will also have ample health and environmental benefits.