Petition to end period plastic

Sanitary product

The #EndPeriodPlastic campaign calls on supermarkets and manufacturers to remove plastic from their period products, this includes tampons, applicators, pads, wrappers and packaging. With plastic bags, bottles and straws commonly dominating the discussion, period products don’t usually get spoken about, meaning that many are unaware of their hidden plastic.

Conventional period products contain up to 90% plastic.



  • Easy to participate
  • Public pressure around with targeting specific manufacturers encourages them to rethink how they stock and produce period products
  • Helps spread awareness about the challenges of plastic in period products, which is often not talked about


  • A petition doesn't guarantee action from business leaders or governments
  • While you can participate from anywhere in the world, direct lobbying is UK-focused at the moment

Making a difference

Sainsbury's, Aldi and Superdrug have stopped the production of their plastic tampon applicators, a move collectively saving over 17 tonnes of plastic annually!

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: The Female Company