International Journal of Home Science
2021, VOL. 7 ISSUE 3, PART D
Sustainable menstrual alternatives: The journey so far
Author(s): Dr. Sabrina Sareen
Biodegradable materials, eco-friendly solutions, natural products and sustainable resources have become important keywords in today’s times, especially since they offer possible solutions to waste-disposal problems. The magnitude of this alarming situation can be understood from the fact that around 1,50,000 tons of sanitary napkin waste is generated every year and these single-use sanitary napkins are composed of more than 90% plastic which do not undergo biodegradation, exhausting landfill sites for another 700-800 years. This article reviews the researches carried out in the past decade, to understand the various biodegradable materials being offered as possible solutions to this increasing waste menace world over. It shall prove to be handy for research studies in the direction of replacing the existing commercial pads with completely biodegradable ones.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sabrina Sareen. Sustainable menstrual alternatives: The journey so far. Int J Home Sci 2021;7(3):216-219.