In Australia, Bamboo Babe has launched the country’s first biodegradable feminine hygiene pads. The pads, made from bamboo, are more absorbent than cotton pads. They are also thin and hypoallergenic.
The main benefit over conventional pads, however, is their biodegradability. A regular pad made from plastics and chemicals takes up to 800 years to break down in a landfill. Bamboo Babe’s pads are compostable and biodegradable. The pads are available online via a subscription service.