Why should you use Eco friendly Sanitary Pads?

Why should you use Eco friendly Sanitary Pads?

If you keenly check, most of our personal hygiene products carry plastic features, and sanitary pads are one of them. In fact, many of the manufacturers' unique selling propositions are the 'plastic shield,' which prevents moisture and blood from seeping through. Yes, the plastic covering and barrier prevents unpleasant bloodstains during periods, but it comes at a cost to the environment.

Understanding the need for environmental friendly period products:

According to some sources, India generates over 9000 tonnes of menstrual waste every month, the majority of which is in the form of sanitary pads. It is a common scenario where plastic-based sanitary pads are either flushed down toilets or discarded in the open with other debris. In India, a substantial proportion of women use sanitary pads. The majority of the pads are made of plastic. Menstrual products, primarily sanitary napkins, account for around 45 percent of total sanitary waste generated in India.

Harmful to our Health

Women's bodies keep flushing blood and other bodily fluids when we menstruate. While the plastic in sanitary pads effectively traps moisture within, it also serves as a breeding ground for bacterial and fungal illnesses.

To avoid bacterial build-up, it is vital to change plastic-based pads on a regular basis. Most of the time, this is impossible, especially when the location lacks restrooms. This is why investing in biodegradable pads is worth for health.

Not So Environmental Friendly

Sanitary napkins are frequently thrown into ponds, and lakes, polluting the water bodies and the species that live there, or discarded in the open.

Plastic in sanitary pads is difficult to decompose, that can really effect the environment negatively. Rag pickers frequently handle these sanitary goods with their bare hands, making it easy for them to become infected if the blood is from an HIV-positive individual.


Investing on environmental friendly pads will not only benefit your body, but also contributes towards better environment.

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