Biodegradable Pads - Everything You Need to Know

Biodegradable Pads - Everything You Need to Know


It is no surprise that regular sanitary pads produce tonnes of waste, globally. However, in the last few years, many have switched to more sustainable options like menstrual cups and biodegradable pads. 

The most sustainable option, that is, a menstrual cup might take a while to switch to and get familiar with. So, until you’re ready for that or you’re comfortable with just pads, you’ve got biodegradable sanitary pads


What are biodegradable sanitary pads?

Regular sanitary pads are made of plastic and cause great harm to the environment as they accumulate in our land and water bodies when they’re thrown away. On the other hand, biodegradable pads are usually made of bamboo, jute, starch, corn and banana fibre, making them free of all chemicals, parabens, plastics & dyes. This difference in the material makes these pads fully degradable while also decreasing plastic waste and its accumulation

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Cloth Pads or biodegradable sanitary pads? 

Both cloth pads and biodegradable sanitary pads are a great switch from regular sanitary napkins. Choosing between the two depends on your comfort, entirely. And, before you decide, weigh the pros and cons for both as it’ll help you make an informed decision. 

Also, remember that our cloth pads aren’t just two pieces of cloth sewn together. They’re different from makeshift pads made at home and they provide complete protection and are leak-free.

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Why biodegradable pads?

It’s tough and impractical to be asked to choose sustainability over comfort. And, that is why biodegradable pads are made keeping in mind both the environment and your intimate health. 


Grown through natural processes and made entirely of bamboo pulp and organic cotton, Pee Safe’s Organic Cotton Biodegradable Sanitary Pads provide maximum comfort all day long.


Even if you’ve somehow gotten used to annoying rashes during each cycle, then know that these biodegradable pads cause none. Made with organic cotton and natural materials, your intimate area will be safe and happy. 


One regular sanitary pad can take upto 500 to 800 years to decompose, whereas these natural biodegradable pads start decomposing within the year of use. They also come with individual biodegradable disposable bags, ensuring harmless disposal.

It is our responsibility to make a sustainable switch, especially when it comes to products that massively impact the environment. And, today, there are a lot more options available to choose from, making it easier to begin.


✍️ This article was curated by Chandni Menda.

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