The 12.3 billion (disposable) problem of menstrual sanitary napkins in India ! (3/5)

It is estimated that India has 121 million women who use menstrual sanitary napkins, which amounts to 12.3 billion sanitary  (challenge) napkins to effectively dispose every year.

Currently, only Bangalore and Pune have implemented ways to identify and segregate menstrual waste during garbage collection.

Problem compounds with he fact that most of the commercially available sanitary napkins use plastics which is non biodegradable due to which disposable options like composting do not work.

Waste-to-energy incineration is one solution which could be employed but they are too few to matter at present.