A Woman Generates 125 Kg Of Menstrual Waste During Her Lifetime

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A woman generates 125 kg of menstrual waste during her lifetime. It takes 500-800 years for a sanitary pad to decompose properly. Indeed, not many realized this for the longest. However, with the growing awareness and active knowledge shared, society has created a newfound sense of responsibility. The idea of using eco-friendly products has got its acceptance with the women, and the same is being addressed by the new-age entrepreneurs who are exploring the space to provide society with natural and eco-friendly products for personal care. The top 5 brands that are actively working in the field are:


Avni offers well-researched, tested, and innovative products to facilitate women’s hygiene during periods. For example, Avni has developed Avni Safepads, cloth-based pads which can last up to 3 years. They also have Avni Ezeepads, which are cotton-based, in a pouch that can easily be disposed of.

Their silicon-based menstrual cup is handy for Mother Nature as it does not generate waste.


Being one of the most outspoken and courageous personal hygiene brands in the country, Peesafe produces biodegradable sanitary pads made of bamboo pulp and 100% organic cotton. The pads have their disposable bag, which is biodegradable too. The used product starts decomposing within 18 months.

Peesafe reusable menstrual cups help reduce the waste due to their extensive usage, which can be used for a minimum of 5 years, hence not generating any waste for at least five years.


Nua provides holistic care, with an immense range of toxin-free products, with 100% safe ingredients, and designed to give comfort from all aspects. For example, Nua has a range of cotton pads with zero toxins, and each pad has its own disposable bag that makes it environmentally friendly and hygienic.

The Woman’s Company

The Woman’s company has created products with a unique range of products to make every woman’s life simple and easy. For example, it has tailor-made cotton-based pads, which are handy in a biodegradable bag that helps in its easy decomposition. Sustainable silicon-based menstrual cups also contribute to minimizing harm to the environment because of their long life.

Their tampons made of 100% organic cotton are easy to decompose, hence simplifying the whole process of decomposition.


With its organically grown cotton and super absorbent leak protection design, the diverse range of products of LemmeBe make periods easier. It has come with India’s first-period disc. Their Z-based period disc, silicon-based, is 100% reliable if you care for the environment because of its long sustainability. Along with that, their Z cup, which is another silicon-based menstrual saves the environment from plastic waste for up to many years.


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