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Sakhi Bio-Degradable Sanitary Pads (8)
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- Sanitary napkins made from artificial fibres cause allergies and irritation to the delicate skin in the vaginal area
- Made from pine wood fibre, this pad when buried in mud gets degraded within eight days
- Silicon paper, butter paper, non-woven paper and cotton along with pine wood paper are uv light radiated which helps kills germs
- The self-help group (SHG) named Saheli in Pilgao village in Bicholim taluka of goa is the first SHG in Goa to manufacture and markets eco-friendly sanitary pads
- This being the first prototype it does not have wings, it is shorter and thicker commercial pads and may not be effective on heavy flow days
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Only 12% women in India use sanitary napkins which still makes for at least 9,000 tonnes of garbage and India produces over 1 billion non-compostable sanitary pads every month. And with modernisation this number is continuously increasing.
"Society in India still being largely conservative and patriarchal in nature, menstrual hygiene management has still not been planned well and women face issues in disposing sanitary pads in an appropriate manner," says Sumit Singh, governance expert on Swachh Bharat Mission, Urban Development Department, Government of Goa. He further adds, "Sanitary pads are generally disposed with mixed waste or in dry waste bin category of door-to-door waste collection if the facility is available. This again poses problems to sanitation staff while segregating waste at processing plants. If the waste is simply dumped at a landfill site, it poses health hazards to waste pickers. In some of the progressive cities, municipal authorities raise awareness about wrapping the pad in old newspaper and marking it with a red cross before disposing it in dry waste bin. Some of the housing societies and girls schools have also started installing small incinerators to dispose sanitary pads. However, initiatives like this cover a miniscule portion of the population and all of the women living in urban and rural areas have to face the issue every month."
Eco-friendly pads are a good option for urban and village women. Most of them use cloth pads which may not be a hygienic option and those who use sanitary pads tend to burn them by making a hole in the ground. But this practice produces hazardous gases like dioxins.