ACTION: Let’s tell Sainsburys to #endperiodplastic!!
Oct 29, 2018 —
Hello Super Supporters!
I need YOUR help to call on Sainsbury’s to show them that WE want them to take responsibility for the unnecessary plastic content they are putting into their own brand period products and packaging and to make change happen by going plastic-free!
I have raised this issue with Sainsbury’s since they became decision makers and they seemed interested in developing their products as well as making eco-friendly versions available to customers. However, most recently all they had to say when I asked if there had been any progression, was that my comments had been passed along for consideration for the future! This honestly is not good enough, this plastic is having an avoidable environmental impact and we need to change this in the present not the future.
You have all already had a direct influence on another supermarket and I know they will listen if we all contact them together, so let’s use our people power and break the plastic cycle, period!
Please contact them to #endperiodplastic by email and all social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Templates are below:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Sainsbury’s End Period Plastic
Dear Mike Coupe and Sainsbury’s,
I am contacting you today as a supporter of the ‘Make all Menstrual Products Plastic Free’ campaign that has been signed by over 105,000 supporters and continues to grow by the day. (www.change.org/plasticfreeperiods This year the threat of plastic pollution has gained huge media coverage with its adverse environmental impacts taking centre stage. Naturally this has put this topic at the forefront of our thoughts, making us all consider the role of plastic in our lives, the waste it produces and the damage it causes worldwide. There are multiple environmental effects associated with these products including entering the oceans and waterways, and subsequently littering beaches when incorrectly flushed. Moreover, because of their plastic content they break down into micro-plastics and fibres overtime that in turn are ingested by marine-life. They also contribute to over 200,000 tonnes of landfill waste in the UK every year and if they are not put into landfill then they will be incinerated.
These products are constantly being manufactured, used for 4-8 hours, disposed of, and then take over 500 years to break down. With so many companies out there already manufacturing eco-friendly alternatives it is obvious that this plastic content is both unnecessary and that the harmful impact they are having is completely avoidable!
This is why I am calling on you to take responsibility and end period plastic across your own brand menstrual care and packaging line. And to give us much-needed access to plastic-free and reusable options by stocking them in your stores in the meantime whilst you are making these changes.
Menstrual products are an essential, however the plastic content of them is not. Will you do what is necessary and end period plastic?
Social Media: Use the #endperiodplastic and find me on social media (@ecoelleuk) doing the same!
Example tweet: @sainsburys The unnecessary plastic in period products is having a harmful environmental impact that is completely avoidable, which is why over 105K supporters of the www.change.org/plasticfreeperiods campaign, are calling on you to #endperiodplastic! Let's break the plastic cycle, period!
Sainsbury's Facebook: Drop them a private message or post on their wall via their Facebook Page at:(https://www.facebook.com/pg/sainsburys/posts/?ref=page_internal or tag them in your own post using @Sainsburys.
Example comment/private message: Plastic filled period products are constantly being manufactured, used for 4-8 hours, disposed of, and then take over 500 years to break down. This unnecessary plastic is having a harmful impact on the environment that is completely avoidable, which is why over 105K supporters of the www.change.org/plasticfreeperiods campaign, are calling on you to #endperiodplastic! Let's break the plastic cycle, period!
We can make a massive difference together, so let’s do this!
Thank you for your support and getting involved!
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