Architectural Building Services
Ar. Richa Raut, Ar. Rohit Karekar
Most of the women in India are unaware of the fact that the sanitary pads which we use contain about 90% of the plastic and are very difficult to recycle and it takes 400 - 500 yrs to decompose. Also, there is a difficulty while disposing of like we have different colored garbage bins for different types of waste but there is no such proper disposal system for sanitary pads in India. Most of the women dispose of their pad by wrapping it in the plastic provided with it and then throwing it in the dustbin nearby. Later this becomes inconvenient and affects the health of the person who is segregating the garbage. If I become the CM, first I would make a rule to use biodegradable pads which are made out of natural materials like bamboo, cotton, straw bale and are processed to make leak proof and soft, and also convenient to use and dispose of. Also, I will make sure that there is a proper disposing area or a bin for the sanitary pads. Menstrual cups are the best alternative for sanitary pads as they can be sterilized and reused resulting in less waste. This initiative will make the country a clean and beautiful place to live in.