UB partners with CampusCup on sustainable period products

Published September 28, 2021

UB has partnered with CampusCup in an effort to provide free, sustainable menstrual cups to students and UB alumni.

Now through Oct. 11, students and alumni can sign up to receive a reusable menstrual cup. They’ll receive an email when their cup is ready for pickup at either the Health Promotion Office in 114 Student Union on the North Campus or Harriman Hall on South Campus.

“We know that tampons and pads come at a cost for people who menstruate, and this can really add up,” says Sharon Nolan-Weiss, director of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. “In addition to being better for the environment, a menstrual cup will save students money by giving them a free alternative to purchasing traditional menstrual products.”

“Reusable products such as these are a great way to reduce the waste we generate in our landfills,” adds Derek Nichols, sustainability engagement coordinator for UB Sustainability. “Menstrual products have been of interest to many students that come to UB Sustainability with ideas for our campus. It’s great to be able to provide this opportunity for them.”

The cups are made by AllMatters, formerly OrganiCup. Using one menstrual cup can save 528 tampons or sanitary pads over two years, and AllMatters estimates users have avoided more than 313 million disposable period products.

The partnership with CampusCup is a joint effort among UB Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; the Office of Inclusive Excellence; Student Life; and Sustainability.