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Taboos around menstruation are leading to a growing environmental crisis in India

By Mariana Lopez, Researcher, Global Development Institute, Manchester University
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Taboos around menstruation and notions of dirt and shame are leading India’s consumers and waste pickers to contribute to a growing environmental crisis. The country is already struggling to efficiently manage all kinds of waste.

My new research has revealed that if the disposability of menstrual products is not prioritised as much as their accessibility, the country could…

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