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Science & Technology Current Affairs August 3rd Week 2019
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Science & Technology Current Affairs August 3rd Week 2019

IIT Delhi student formulated a kind of reusable sanitary napkins made from composite banana fiber:

An IIT-Delhi student formulated a kind of reusable sanitary napkins that are made from composite banana fiber. These napkins can last up to 2 years and can be reused around 120 times. 

Reusable sanitary napkins:

The reusable pads are ultra-thin and are highly absorbent with Lock Technology that makes the pad leakproof and avoids creating any rashes. These pads can be washed in cold water with detergents after every use. The cost of reusable napkins is Rs.199. The designed product will save up to 75% of the cost.

Aim:

The aim of the reusable sanitary pads is to address the disposable pad waste burdening the planet. The product is also concerned about women hygiene and to make their life simpler without any discomforts.

Need for reusable sanitary napkins:

Most of the sanitary napkins are made of synthetic materials and plastic. These plastics can take more than 50-60 years to decompose. This enormous amount of menstrual waste is usually dumped in landfills or thrown in open burnt etc is creating a hazard for the environment and air pollution hazard.

The  Menstrual Hygiene Alliance of India (MHAI) reported that about 336 million menstruating women in India use disposable sanitary pads summing up to 121 million. India has around 12.3 billion disposable sanitary napkins every year with a majority of these are non-biodegradable.


 

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