Most menstrual pads are made from 90 % plastic containing super absorbent polymers and non – woven fabric derived from petroleum based products making it extremely hard to decompose in landfill.
On average, most women will menstruate for 38 years and have approximately 500 periods in their lifetime. If 20 items are used in each cycle, this would translate into a whopping 10,000 disposable menstrual products in their life time.
Let us switch from disposable sanitary product to reusable or washable sanitary product today
Environment friendly products such as cloth pads and menstrual cups are available. What’s your favorite reusable sanitary product?