Mooncup User Sophie Hellyer
Environmentalist, surfer, writer, wild swimmer and all-round inspiration; we’re delighted to announce our partnership with Sophie Hellyer.
On top of all this, she’s also a yoga teacher, women’s retreat host, model and public speaker. As a long time Mooncup® user Sophie has been flying the flag for #PlasticFreePeriods for a long time. Today she is a prominent voice on matters of sustainability, ocean pollution, plastic waste and eco-friendly living.
In 2018, she was invited to give a TEDx talk on sustainability in the Netherlands on the power of social media to organise and promote environmental activism.
Sophie on becoming an Official Mooncup Brand Ambassador:
I’m delighted to announce I’m now an official Mooncup Ambassador (after being an unofficial one for years!). I started using a Mooncup about four years ago and have been raving about them since to just about every person with a period who will listen. And some people without periods too. Having a plastic free period is really important to me for both my body and the health of the oceans.
For the last year I’ve been campaigning with City to Sea to promote #PlasticFreePeriods, I even did a TEDx talk where I whacked my Mooncup out on stage to show how great a solution they are to the issue of disposable period plastic.
Find out more at sophiehellyer.com
#TurningTheTide on Plastic Pollution
Thankfully awareness of the impact of single-use plastic is growing. From the awareness raising shockwaves sent by Sir David Attenborough’s brilliant Blue Planet series, to the climate change activism of Greta Thunberg- there’s never been a better moment to take part in #TurningTheTide.
And using the Mooncup is one simple step to dramatically reduce the waste you produce: just one of us uses around 11,000 tampons and pads in a lifetime.
In 2018, the Great British Beach Clean Survey found an average of 3 used sanitary product items per 100m of UK beach surveyed.
Beyond the visible plastics of wrappers, backing strips and applicators, conventional menstrual products can contain up to 90% plastic within their composition too.
Want to make the switch to plastic free periods? Buy the Mooncup with free delivery direct from our online shop.