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FAQs: Sisal Leaves for Sustainable Sanitary Napkins



  Jan 10, 2024

FAQs: Sisal Leaves for Sustainable Sanitary Napkins



1. What discovery did Stanford researchers make about sisal leaves?

They found that sisal leaves can be used to create a highly absorbent material for sanitary napkins, potentially replacing cotton and synthetic materials.

2. Why is sisal considered for sanitary napkins?

Sisal is highly absorbent, thrives in drought-prone areas, and can be processed without polluting chemicals, making it environmentally sustainable.

3. How does sisal's absorbency compare to current materials?

The sisal-derived material has a higher absorption capacity than materials in commercial menstrual pads.

4. What environmental impact does this have?

Using sisal could reduce the environmental and health hazards associated with non-biodegradable waste from traditional sanitary napkins.

5. Are there any ongoing practical applications of this discovery?

The team is collaborating with a Nepal-based NGO to scale up production and test the viability of sisal-based sanitary napkins.
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