Sustainable Period Products
As of September 2023, The Students' Union is a proud community partners with Hey Girls who's mission to "eradicate period poverty in the UK, improve access to quality products & increase education around period health to eliminate shame and stigma". Their products are good for the environment and good for anyone who requires period products. Read more here
How do they operate sustainably?
- Hey Girls use natural materials without any harmful products like chlorine or toxins
- Their plant-based ingredients are responsibly sourced and renewable.
- Their plant-based disposable products are made from 100% certified organic cotton, bamboo and corn starch.
- Their award-winning reusable range of pads, pants and cups, last between 5-10 years, saving tonnes of waste heading into landfill
And so much more.....
Hey Girls regularly donate products to the SU (such as; pads, tampons, menstrual cups, reusable pants and full cycle kits), which you can find in our bathrooms, at the Students' Union Welcome Desk and across Campuses.
Plastic Free Campaigns
We are a member of Plastic Free Worcester and are working with partners across Worcester to try and reduce the amount of single use plastic on campus. All students at the University of Worcester are encouraged to go plastic free, or do their best to reduce the amount of plastic they use in their day-to-day lives.
The Last Straw
We launched 'The Last Straw' campaign during our 2018 Dissy Day Party, banning single use plastic straws from The Hangar for the duration of the campaign. In line with the NUS initiative, the campaign was focused on raising awareness among our students about plastic wastage and what they (and we) can do to be more sustainable.