As the number of females worldwide who menstruate is increasing, monthly large quantities of plastic will accumulate. Burning the pads can produce dioxin which can result in pollution and other environmental impacts. Longer used pads that kept open or in contact with air can induce the growth of pathogens.
Did you know that conventional sanitary pads contain a high percentage of plastic? One estimate is that pads are made of up to 90% plastic – another is that a pack of menstrual pads is equivalent to 4 plastic bags .
Generations of women are hooked on plastic-centric products that will live on for at least 500 years after their brief usefulness has passed.