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Completely biodegradable sanitary pads

Completely biodegradable sanitary pads

We have developed a single platform technology to process natural fiber into highly absorbent pulp which we are currently using for 100% compostable and biodegradable all-natural sanitary pad made from banana tree fiber. Banana fiber is one of the most absorbent natural fibers and abundant in India. Unlike wood pulp or cotton, it is an agricultural by-product and does not require additional land usage. Our all-natural pads do not contain any bleach or chemicals to minimize skin irritation and the release of toxins into the environment upon disposal. In addition to reducing health effects on women, Saathi pads degrade within 6 months of disposal, 1200 times faster than conventional pads, and eliminate the need for incineration, reducing CO2 production. We eliminate 60 kg of pad waste, per woman, in her lifetime. Our goal is to adapt this technology to other absorbent hygiene products.
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CEO at Saathi, MIT graduate,she has experienced in product development with alternative materials and production as well as project management.