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Free* reusable plastic-free period products available to collect locally!

Love your period, Love your planet!

Following MTCBCs successful Love your Period, Love your planet! campaign in March 2023 that encouraged residents to switch from disposable to reusable period products, the Council received additional funding from Welsh Governments Period Dignity Grant (PDG) to supply school pupils and residents of Merthyr Tydfil with reusable period products free of charge whilst stocks last.

Check the list of locations at the bottom of this page where you can collect your free products today.

What is period poverty?

The PDG grant aims to end period poverty; period poverty refers to a lack of access to period products and inadequate awareness about menstruation, typically because of financial difficulties. A survey by Action Aid UK in 2022 found that nearly one in eight of those surveyed struggled to buy menstrual products in the last six months and this affected their attendance at school or work.

Why should I switch to reusable period products?

Most period products are made from single use plastics. Shockingly, each sanitary pad uses the same amount of plastic as it takes to create 5 carrier bags and even the absorbent part of a tampon (not just the applicator) also contains plastic.  Every year 200,000 tonnes of period product waste is landfilled in the UK and around 4kg of period product waste in generated per household per year. That equates to around 114 tonnes of this waste in Merthyr Tydfil alone!

What are the benefits?

Reusable period products can save the user £8-10 per month which is the typical amount spent during each period. Reusable products can also help the environment as they are made from more sustainable materials and, by switching to reusables, you will reduce the demand for single use plastics. Not only that, reusable period products are better for you as they don’t contain plastics, and hazardous industrial chemicals such as BPA, dioxins, pesticides, bleach and perfumes which single use products may contain according to campaign for safe cosmetics.

Reusable period products are better for you, better for your pocket and better for the environment so why not try switching today!

Further information and resources

Check out WEN’s Environmenstrual fact sheet or City to Sea plastic free period campaign for further information.

Collection points

The great news is that reusable plastic free period products are available to collect locally free of charge* from the following locations:


Dowlais library, Church Street, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 3HS

Dowlais Community Centre, Station Rd, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 3LW

Calon Las Community Hub, Chestnut Way, Gurnos, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 9SB

Merthyr Tydfil Central Library, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8AF

Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil leisure Village, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1UT

Cwm Golau, Integrated Childrens Centre, Duffryn Rd, Pentrebach, CF48 4BJ

Aberfan Community Centre, Aberfan CF48 4QE

Aberfan Library, Aberfan Community Centre, Aberfan CF48 4QE

Treharris Community Centre, Perrott Street, Treharris CF46 5ER

Treharris Library, Perrott St, Treharris CF46 5ET

If you have any questions, please email and we will be happy to assist you with any enquiries or call us on 01685 725000

*While stocks last

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