Are all sanitary pads biodegradable ?
Several lakh sanitary pads are thrown away every month without proper disposal practices. These end up directly affecting the environment.
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
- LLDPE – Linear Low Density Poly-Ethylene (50 gsm)
Of these materials, the following materials make the sanitary pads not biodegradable:
- Poly-Ethylene Film