Editor’s note: Approx 125kg of sanitary waste is generated per person during their menstruating years and these sanitary napkins can take 500-800 years to break down! #ThePadEffect is a campaign to advocate for sustainable menstruation and prevent thousands of tons of sanitary waste.
The ubiquitous black packet! We all know the layers and layers of secretive packaging that sanitary pads are wrapped in to hide the shame and stigma associated with periods.
This plastic waste only adds to #ThePadEffect – in which each pad takes at least 600-800 years to break down.
Reusable or biodegradable menstrual products counter the horrible impact that pads and tampons have on the environment. Make the switch today!
Also read: The Politics Of Sanitary Waste | #ThePadEffect
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Harini is a freelance illustrator, writer and graphic designer from Bangalore. You'll never find her without a book, some paper and her trusty black pen.