University students make sanitary pads from banana fibre

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Two students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUT) in Ghana are making sanitary pads from banana fibre.

The two brains behind this new innovation are Emily Otoo-Quayson and
Matilda Sampong who are studying Civil Engineering and Business Administration respectively.

For years, researchers have been promoting the use of biodegradable materials such as organic cotton, banana fibre, jute, and bamboo.

Some of the countries that have benefited from this technology are India and Uganda.

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Saathi, an award-winning startup based in India, says that banana fibre sanitary pads are not only soft to the touch but also more absorbent than cotton.

Fuerthermore, this biodegradable product is 100 percent organic, eliminating the use of chemicals that cause skin irritation, rash and UTIs.

Watch a video of Ugandans making sanitary pads from banana fibre: