By Michael Kaluba
Vision Zambia Initiative Executive Director Namutula Sindila says Zambia should consider passing laws to require the use of biodegradable sanitary pads, environmentally friendly absorption products, and disposal facilities.
Ms. Sindila has lamented the role that plastic plays in climate change circumstances, resulting in natural catastrophes that have a significant impact on women by making access to wash facilities difficult.
She believes that there is need to explore strategies to make menstruation health more environmentally friendly by reducing reliance on plastic-based sanitary pads.
Ms. Sindila contends that any catastrophic occurrences caused by climate change have a severe impact on women and young girls since they not only lack access to absorption goods but also have to work twice as hard to navigate the distress.
According to the United Nations Population Fund -UNFPA-, there are over 1.5 billion menstruators worldwide, with most sanitary pads made of plastic, contributing to environmental deterioration.