Menstruating Morally: Creating A Vegan-Friendly Period
Menstruation is something that many individuals have to deal with monthly, and it is often second nature to rely on the high street options for menstruation. But are those products vegan?
The average UK woman will use 11,000 tampons in their lifetime, and each of those products is filled with chemicals and other harmful additions that then take centuries to decompose in landfills. Many also pollute rivers and oceans after being disposed of, making these one-use items highly unsustainable.
Thankfully there are alternatives, but even long-term menstrual products may not be inherently vegan. Some menstrual cups, for example, are tested on animals. So what’s a person to do?
This talk will discuss the issues surrounding veganism and menstruation. Through identifying exploring vegan menstrual options it will empower attendees to consider their period as a powerful for of vegan activism, all while giving practical solutions to a monthly moral consideration.