Menstruación sostenible en Menorca
The pedagogical program "Sustainable menstruation in Menorca" lands on our island, a project promoted by the Rezero Foundation with the support of Menorca Preservation, which aims to raise awareness among Menorcan students of 3rd and 4th of E.S.O. about the waste caused by the use of tampons and single-use pads.
The main idea is to provide more knowledge about the great environmental impact of the use of these products, while providing alternatives that allow them to understand the functioning of the menstrual cycle from the physiological, psychological and psychosocial perspective, involving all students in reflections on the main myths and taboos around menstruation, thus encouraging them to live it naturally and freely. In this way, students will have the opportunity to analyze the chemical composition of materials such as pads and buffers.
"It is estimated that a single person can consume up to 14,000 single-use menstrual products throughout their fertile life," according to Rezero, while adding that "a conventional compress is made of 90% plastics, and could take around 500 years to decompose," as indicated in their Guide towards a Zero Residue menstruation in the Balearic Islands. In addition, it is estimated that only in 2019 1,618 tons of menstrual waste were generated in the Balearic Islands, corresponding to approximately 135 million menstrual products consumed.
These sustainable menstrual education sessions are aimed at students of the 3rd and 4th grades of E.S.O, and will be held during the second quarter (January-February 2024), so, if any institute is interested in incorporating this project into its educational program, you can still contact Rezero (email@example.com) or Menorca Preservation (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This pedagogical program is part of the Nou Període program. More information, resources and activities on sustainable menstruation at: https://www.rezero.cat/campanyes/nouperiode/<br />