PadCare Labs

Completing the loop of the menstrual hygiene economy
2021 SEED Low Carbon Award Winner Water, Sanitation & Health (WASH) Pune, India

The PadCare team installs collection bins in public washrooms at 50% of the cost, and collect it on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis as per clients’ requirements. Clients are charged per bin per service basis. The collected pads are processed into output which is then sold to vendors for recycling.

With its revolutionary model, PadCare is doing segregation, collection, processing, and recycling. PadCare targets B2Bs, including educational institutes, girls’ hostels, airports, offices, societies, with a Go-To-Market strategy based on subscriptions and direct sales.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

PadCare raises menstrual health awareness and give access to equitable sanitation and hygiene, reducing women absenteeism at work and school. For every 1,000 women, they divert 8,000+ pads monthly from landfills and make reusable products that can save up to 40 tonnes of CO2 per month.
  • Conducting special menstrual health awareness camps for women on campus
  • Instilling the values of personal hygiene, climate care, female privacy
  • Providing access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene, reducing UTI’s by 85%
  • Improving waste management with 85% material separation efficiency and 99% material recovery
  • Diverting 8,000+ pads monthly from landfills and making reusable products that can save up to 40 tonnes of CO2 per month
  • Installed 150+ bins in public toilets and reaching 4,000 women beneficiaries
  • Contributing to the circular economy
  • Reducing women absenteeism at work and school during their periods

 

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Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

The Toilet Board Coalition works with businesses, investors, and governments to scale market-based solutions to universal access to sanitation.

Maharashtra State Innovation Society is a nodal government agency to boost innovation-driven entrepreneurial ecosystem helping them install system at government organizations.

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