Due to the lack of infrastructure for organised segregation, collection and transportation of menstrual and other sanitary waste on a large scale, in most countries, these soiled pads eventually end up in a landfill or even at places where the light, temperature and bacterial activities required for degradation may not be at ideal levels.
Unfortunately, the terms ‘biodegradable’, ‘compostable’, ‘oxo-degradable’ and many such others are frequently misused in marketing and advertising to sell products that may not entirely be eco-friendly. Although these terms are often used interchangeably, they are not synonymous.
Urinary Tract Infections, popularly known as UTIs, are infections that affect the urinary system of your body. Caused when bacteria (that are normally present on the skin) make their way into your urinary bladder, UTIs are more likely to affect women as compared to men, mainly because of the anatomy of the female body.
Women’s menstrual hygiene is a topic that is of utmost importance and yet looked upon as an icky and disgusting subject. However, the important question to ask here is, why? Don’t you think it’s high time we take necessary steps to address the problems related to menstrual health?
Natural pad-manufacturing companies in India are now trying to explore opportunities in creating a circular economy – a way of life that sources resources from nature while simultaneously giving back in multiple positive ways.
Women are biologically different from men, and because of this reason, they are more affected by the unavailability of proper sanitation facilities. A proper washroom with adequate facilities is the least a woman can ask for when she’s on her period.
Through Sparkle’s ‘Buy One Give One’ initiative, all one needs to do is buy Sparkle pads for themselves. With every pad purchased, the company donates a pad to a girl in need.