Axe the tax on reusable hygiene products
Modibodi was excited to hear about the recent joint announcement by Greens and Labor to push for the removal of GST on sanitary products #axethetax. Unfortunately, this announcement is only to be applied to disposable menstrual products such as pads and tampons, and products like period underwear, menstrual cups, and other sustainable options are not included in the discussion for tax exemption.
This isn’t just a tax on sanitary items, it’s a tax on our periods and we believe that only “axing the tax” on disposable menstrual hygiene products is still implementing practices that enable the government to continue to profit off our periods and disadvantage the community who are trying to make a difference on our environment for the better.
Modibodi, Hannah Pad, Juju Cup and Lunette have teamed up to ask Federal Minister for Labor, Tanya Plibersek and Australian Greens Senator, Janet Rice, to change this position and include sustainable and reusable menstrual products in their tax exemption policy.
The total revenue of the reusable sanitary market is just a fraction of disposable, so the economic impact of axing the tax on products like Modibodi underwear, menstrual cups, and washable pads would be minimal, yet hold make a huge impact on the environment, landfill and waterways.
Furthermore, Modibodi is pledging to pass this saving on to our customers should it be included in the tax exemption and we believe that it is the right of every person to have the option of choosing sustainable and reusable hygiene.