Modibodi, Australia’s leading absorbent apparel brand, has been selected by the UK Government to provide reusable period products to 22,000 state schools and 16 educational organisations in England.
Through the government’s discretionary period product scheme, students who menstruate have a choice of products that will allow them to participate in class without being constrained by their periods.
This decision indicates the UK government’s alignment with its broader environmental and social targets. Modibodi reusable period products can be ordered from UK supplier PHS Group.
The reusable menstrual product gives students the freedom to manage their own periods in a confident and healthy manner by pursuing sustainable options that cut down on waste and carbon emissions.
“Time and time again we hear from learners who menstruate – including students with disabilities, those with Menorrhagia (heavy bleeding) and other gynaecological conditions – that they prefer reusable absorbent underwear,” says Sarah Forde, Modibodi’s head of sustainability and public affairs.
“Feedback demonstrates that reusable absorbent underwear increases young girls and young people with periods participation in vital activities like sport. We hear from our young people that sustainability is important to them, and they are worried about the damage of disposable products on the environment.”
Reusable absorbent underwear has many eco-friendly advantages, including reducing waste and emitting up to 60 per cent fewer carbon emissions than single-use pads and tampons.
As a reusable product, can Modibodi replaces around 432 disposable products each year per person – or around 15,000 disposables over a lifetime.
Designed with compassion and offering a sustainable solution to disposable products, Modibodi uses proprietary innovation and patented technology to ensure every design is market-leading, saving billions of single-use disposable hygiene products from ending up in landfills.