Are all sanitary pads biodegradable ?

QuestionsCategory: WasteAre all sanitary pads biodegradable ?
Sia Oberoi asked 4 years ago
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Are all sanitary pads biodegradable ?
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Are all sanitary pads biodegradable ?
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Several lakh sanitary pads are thrown away every month without proper disposal practices. These end up directly affecting the environment.
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GreenSutra
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Team GreenSutra® Staff answered 4 years ago

No.

All sanitary pads are not biodegradable.

All standard sanitary pads contain the following materials:

  • Wood Pulp  (Cellulose Fibers)
  • Thermo Bonded Non woven
  • PolyEthylene Film
  • Release Paper
  • Glue
  • LLDPE – Linear Low Density Poly-Ethylene (50 gsm)

Of these materials, the following materials make the sanitary pads not biodegradable:

  • Poly-Ethylene Film
  • Glue
  • LLDPE