Saving the Planet With Just a Cup: Safe Period, Safe Planet
Menstrual Hygiene is something that has been brought to attention in recent times. It is very essential to follow all the hygiene-related practices specifically at the time of menstruation otherwise our body is exposed to skin and internal infections.
Many types of research have proven and explained that a single woman generates about 125-150kg of sanitary waste in her entire course of menstruation throughout her life which is non-biodegradable and hazardous to the environment.
Ms.Sonal Jain, the co-founder of Boondh, explains that these sanitary napkins consist of plastic layers that take 700-800 years to break down and decompose. This waste treatment is very questionable.
Ms. Jain, who formerly worked on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12 – responsible consumption and production – with World Merit, met Bharti Kannan, an engineer, and a social science student. Bharti had worked on menstrual health before and together they started Boondh for sustainable menstruation.
Boondh is a social enterprise that is working on Sustainable Products, Spreading awareness about menstruation, advocacy, the policy as well as programming. The main focus of Boondh is to make women shift from sanitary pads to menstrual cups.
Menstrual cups are eco-friendly, safe, and hygienic, unlike those napkins that are carcinogenic. They are reusable and have less carbon footprint compared to the discarded tampons and napkins, and one-time affordable cost.
T-Natur aims at spreading awareness about sustainability and promotes sustainable development in all aspects. We salute Boondh for taking up this initiative in spreading awareness about Sustainable Menstruation.
This change of Sustainable menstruation should be encouraged globally.