Bollywood actress and Miss Asia Pacific 2000, Dia Mirza was announced as the UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India just a few days ago.
Like a true ambassador, she has jumped upon her responsibilities and has started creating awareness about environmental issues and its causes.
While speaking with NBT, Dia Mirza recently made an interesting and surprising revelation. She told that she doesn’t use sanitary napkins during her periods and it’s because of the harmful impact of these napkins on the environment.
She was quoted as saying-
“The Sanitary napkins and diapers in our country are polluting the environment on a larger scale and that’s why during periods I have stopped using sanitary napkins. As an actor, if I am saying this then it is a big thing because we also promote sanitary napkins. Whenever I get offers of sanitary napkins promotions, I clearly deny them.”
Dia also talked about an option which is hygienic as well as environment friendly.
“Now I use biodegradable napkins that get destroyed 100 percent naturally. In our country, women are using cotton during periods for a long time but now many options have come that are bad for the environment. The women in India should stop using sanitary napkins and should use protective and secured biodegradable napkins.”
Now that’s something really enlightening and we appreciate Dia for talking about the issue.
What do you think about it?