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Of the 1.3 billion Indians, 660 million are women. Among those 660 million, an average of 355 million are of a menstrual age. Which means every man knows at least one woman who menstruates......

 

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Faced with huge waste management problem of sanitary napkins due to polythene material, reusable sanitary pads made of organic matter offer sustainable solution to make menstrual hygiene accessible and affordable for women.....

 

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Considering the immense non-biodegradable waste generated by disposable sanitary pads every month, sustainable menstrual hygiene in India is possible only with reusable pads made of organic materials.....

 

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Anju Bist is the co-creator of the reusable Saukhyam Pads which use banana fibre as absorbent material. These pads dry very fast, absorb much more liquid than other cloth pads, and are easy to wash.....

 

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   Anju Bist of Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Co-Director, Amrita SeRVe (Self Reliant Village) Programme, has introduced reusable pads called Saukhyam. This project is undertaken by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math, an NGO with consultative status to the UN.....

 

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Sanitary napkins on social media have been trending for the past month. The release of the film ‘Pad Man’, inspired by A Muruganantham, the man behind the low-cost sanitary napkin revolution, had celebrities .......

 

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A traditional sanitary napkin has the equivalent of four plastic bags in it. Over a women’s entire menstruating lifetime, she would have used and discarded approximately 10,000-15,000 pads and the equivalent of 40,000-60,000 plastic bags.....

 

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The average female goes through thousands of sanitary napkins in her lifetime that then pile up in a landfill and clog sewers. While the Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Pad Man' this year brought focus to the largely.....

 

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On October 9 last year—Mata Amritanandamayi's birthday—several stalls were put up at Amritapuri in Kollam, Kerala. One of them manned by 19-year-old Swadha Dwivedi was selling reusable sanitary pads.....

 

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   With the release of the movie Padman, there is a renewed interest in the problem of menstrual hygiene for women living beyond the cities. But did you know that disposable sanitary pads are an environmental disaster.....

 

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