Let’s put a PERIOD 

on menstrual inequalities in Europe

Everyone deserves access to menstrual products that are considerate to the health of both the menstruator and the planet!
Support the bloody manifesto

If there is one issue at the intersection of health, environment and people's empowerment, it is menstruation.

menstrual products facts

Most conventional menstrual products being sold on the EU market are single-use made of 90% plastic contributing in large to waste generation and marine litter

These products also contain a cocktail of toxic chemicals which are known to be endocrine-disrupting substances linked to heart diseases, infertility and cancer

Not everyone that needs menstrual products has access to them (one in five womxn cannot afford basic single-use menstrual products in the EU);

People with the least economic power have the greatest exposure to these dangerous products since the cheapest single-use menstrual products are often those with the most potential to damage our health and planet.


With the purpose of tackling period plastic, harmful chemicals, the menstrual poverty and taboo, we advocate for plastic-free, toxic-free and reusable menstrual products for everybody.

We fight for safe, fair and sustainable menstrual products for ALL!

‘It should not be a taboo to talk about a natural process inherent to half of the world's population. But rather, it should be shameful to neglect it.’ 

- Larissa Copello, Consumption and Production Campaigner at Zero Waste Europe

Join us in putting a period on menstrual inequalities in Europe!

Support the bloody manifesto

Period Poverty Week

‘A 'bloody manifesto', is the name of the campaign to break the taboo on menstruation.

This taboo has far-reaching consequences: from shame to talk about menstruation (products), to a lack of knowledge about it and the invisibility of menstrual poverty in our society.

That's why, today on World Menstruation Day, I like to subscribe to the #zerowaste message of 'the Bloody Manifesto'. To tackle menstrual poverty once and for all and, at the same time, raise awareness around eco-friendly and cheaper alternatives to classic menstrual products’.

- Petra De Sutter, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, support during the #PeriodPovertyWeek

International Women's Day

All menstruators deserve and need equal access to plastic-free, toxic-free & reusable period products.

On International Women's Day, this important message is about helping women and others to make informed choices about products that are better for the environment and kinder on our pockets in the fight to end period poverty.

- Grace O'Sullivan, MEP (Member of the European Parliament) support during the #EnvironmenstrualWeek

Hear from our partners

  • "Menstruation products should not contain any hazardous chemicals that can make people sick. These chemicals should be first disclosed and then banned."
    Alexandra Caterbow
    Co-Director, HEJSupport
    "The current market is still dominated by the one-use logic, which leads to deep disregard for menstruation and reusable menstrual products. To change this situation, information, training and easy access to all possible options, including reusable products are needed. Only then can menstruating women or people make a free choice."
    Rosa Garcia
    CEO, Rezero
    "Access to safe, healthy, sustainable period products is not only crucial to combat plastic pollution but also necessary to achieve period equality. Everyone deserves to be able to choose menstrual products that won’t harm their health or the environment."
    Natasha Piette Basheer
    Environmenstrual Campaign Manager, Wen (Women’s Environmental Network)
  • “Periods are here to stay. It is part of being a woman. It is fundamental to empower women to make informed choices that are beneficial for their health, their wallet and for the environment. Reusable solutions are key to our common sustainable future!”
    Susana Fonseca
    Member of the Board, Zero Portugal
    “It is by being informed in a clear, accessible and taboo-free manner that everyone will be able to fully choose the best protection, both ecological and adapted to each period of their life. It is also a way to provide more information on the functioning of the menstruating body and therefore to respond to public health issues.”
    Julie Sauvetre
    Projects manager, Zero Waste France
    "In 2017 a coalition of scientists, economists, policymakers, researchers, and business people published Project Drawdown, ranking the top 80 ways to tackle climate change. Some people were surprised to see that Number 6 on this list was Educating Girls, and number 7 was Family Planning. This is just 1 reason why it’s so important (and necessary) for us to continue working for eco-friendly, health-friendly, accessible period products for everyone across Europe (and the world!)."
    Jasmine Tribe
    Plastic Free Periods campaign manager, City to Sea
Zero Waste Europe 2021
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