With the environment being a key cause of concern, small steps do make a big difference. And when it is in your control, the best time to take action is now.
According to Menstrual Health Alliance India, “one sanitary pad could take 500 to 800 years to decompose as the plastic used is non-biodegradable and can lead to health and environmental hazards. Considering 36 per cent of the menstruating females use sanitary napkins, their environmental footprint is high.”
When I came across Saukhyam, a brand that retails reusable sanitary napkins, my interest was naturally piqued. Saukhyam is a project of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math, an NGO with consultative status to the UN’s ECOSOC. The company started in October 2017 and is today one of India’s leading reusable sanitary pad brands. The sustainable and eco-friendly pads are made using banana fiber and cotton cloth and no trees are cut to make the fiber. The cotton material used is of the finest quality that allows the skin to breathe.
The pads from Saukhyam are available to address various needs and being made from pure cotton are comfortable and do not cause rashes. The best part is that they can be washed and reused and with a banana fiber padding that is made using agro waste this is a product that is ecologically sensitive too.
The products are great to use and can last you for a few years as well. The next time you buy sanitary napkins, check Saukhyam. And if you want to buy these pads priced around ₹ 280 for starter packs, visit, https://www.saukhyampads.org/
Disclaimer: I have received some pads from Saukhyam, but all opinions here are my own.