Two students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUT) in Ghana are making sanitary pads from banana fibre.
The two brains behind this new innovation are Emily Otoo-Quayson and
Matilda Sampong who are studying Civil Engineering and Business Administration respectively.
For years, researchers have been promoting the use of biodegradable materials such as organic cotton, banana
Some of the countries that have benefited from this technology are India and Uganda.
Saathi, an award-winning startup based in India, says that banana fibre sanitary pads are not only soft to the touch but also more absorbent than cotton.
Watch a video of Ugandans making sanitary pads from banana fibre: