Florish biodegradable sanitary napkins introduced in Uttarakhand
A biodegradable sanitary napkin has been launched in Haldwani in Uttarakhand. It is a move to improve menstrual hygiene among women while simultaneously tackling the issue of environmental degradation. The Florish napkins are made up of biodegradable raw materials like bamboo, banana cotton and biodegradable sap. It can be degraded into fertilizer for the soil in 3 to 6 months. It is also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal in nature. It is also anti-allergenic. The product is expected to tackle the issues of skin rashes, discomfort, uterine infection and uterine cancers among women. The product was launched by the NI Nanotech company. Studies show that about 113,000 sanitary napkins are improperly disposed of and becomes a burden on the environment every year. These are mostly made of plastics and non-biodegradable polymers. Biodegradable and safe products like the Florish pads are expected to address the issue.