Eco-friendly sanitary napkins made from `Kulavazha'
Kottakkal: Little scientists at Kottoor AKMHS school are all set to make a revolution by making eco-friendly sanitary napkins. They made sanitary napkin from water hyacinth (Kulavazha) as a solution to check the growth of the plant which is regarded as the world’s worst aquatic weed.
E Aswathy, PV Henna Sumi and S Sreejesh Warrier, 10th standard students of the school, conducted a detailed study on the scope of producing sanitary napkins from this weed and successfully implemented the project. Biology teacher KS Sarath supported the students to carry out the study and prepare the project.
They prepared the project in order to participate in the Balasasthra Congress on November 16-17 in Kozhikode.
The team has submitted the project report to health minister KK Shailaja and agriculture minister VS Sunil Kumar.
Sanitary napkin is made out of water hyacinth after executing the idea of regulation of the weed using it effectively.
Dried water hyacinth fibre and cotton are used to make the napkin. As the product is made out of natural products, these eco-friendly napkins can be turned as compost.
Along with regulation of water hyacinth, sanitary napkins made of plastic will be reduced in future.
The water hyacinth sanitary napkin project won first position in the categories of research type project and teachers project in Malappuram sub district school science fair (Sasthrolsavam).