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बुधवार, 29 मार्च 2017

Let's talk about sustainable menstruation

Let's talk about sustainable menstruation
Of the 160 tonnes of garbage produced in the city each day, around 90 tonnes is sanitary waste, predominantly disposable sanitary napkins and diapers. In a large metropolis like Bengaluru, feminine hygiene still isn't openly discussed, not even between women. Considering the looming garbage crisis and its severe environmental effects, it is now more important than ever to talk about 'the monthly visitor' and the mess it leaves behind — basically, finding alternatives to the toxic disposable sanitary napkin. But how does one do away with it, considering that a woman requires it month on month? The sustainable alternative — menstrual cups and cloth pads, both of which are reusable — are good for the environment, good for you and light on your wallet.