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Development Economics: How Banana Plant Waste Is Turned Into Menstrual Pads

Graham Watson

18th March 2022

This Business Insider clip looks at how one innovative Indian firm is recycling banana plant waste into sanitary towels.

It's important, both from a waste point of view, but it will also increase female participation in the labour force, and at an even more basic level enhance female dignity by increasing the availability of sanitary products in India.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to tutor2u, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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