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The global biodegradable sanitary napkins market reached a value of US$ 1,240 Million in 2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to grow at a CAGR of 22.8% during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end-use sectors. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.
A sanitary napkin is an absorbent item used by a woman during her menstruation. They are either made of non-biodegradable cellulosic fiber and plastics or biodegradable materials such as banana fibre, bamboo corn, organic cotton etc. that do not contain any synthetic or chemical-based raw materials.
The use of hazardous chemicals and raw materials in ordinary sanitary napkins has propelled the interest of female population towards the use of biodegradable sanitary napkins. Increasing awareness to protect the environment is also driving the adoption of biodegradable raw materials in sanitary pads. Factors such as increasing population of working women, growing awareness about female hygiene, and increasing health issues such as skin irritation and rashes are also contributing to the growth of the biodegradable sanitary napkins market across the globe. Non-biodegradable sanitary napkins use chemicals like dioxins, furans, chlorines and fragrances which causes skin problems and create a negative impact on the environment. On the other hand, biodegradable sanitary napkins use materials such as banana fiber, corn starch, water hyacinth, organic cotton, etc. which are comfortable, hygienic, cost-effective, and has a good capacity to absorb blood adequately. Some of the other factors driving this market include increasing awareness levels, government schemes and programmes, improving distribution networks, etc.
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global biodegradable sanitary napkins market, along with forecasts for growth at the global and regional level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on material type, and distribution channel.
Breakup by Material Type
Cotton currently dominates the market, holding the largest share.
Breakup by Distribution Channel
Amongst these, supermarkets and hypermarkets currently hold the largest share.
Breakup by Region
Amongst these, North America is the leading market, accounting for the major share.
The report has also examined the competitive landscape of the market and provides the profiles of the key players operating in the industry.
|Base Year of the Analysis||2020|
|Segment Coverage||Material Type, Distribution Channel, Region|
|Region Covered||Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa|
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The global biodegradable sanitary napkins market was valued at US$ 1,240 Million in 2020.
We expect the global biodegradable sanitary napkins market to exhibit a CAGR of 22.8% during 2021-2026.
The rising consumer concerns towards the increasing land pollution levels pertaining to the disposable of plastic-based sanitary pads are currently driving the global biodegradable sanitary napkins market.
Sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the changing consumer inclination from conventional brick-and-mortar distribution channels towards online retail platforms for the purchase of biodegradable sanitary napkins.
Based on the material type, the global biodegradable sanitary napkins market has been segmented into bamboo-corn, cotton, banana fibre, and others. Currently, cotton type material holds the majority of the total market share.
Based on the distribution channel, the global biodegradable sanitary napkins market can be divided into supermarkets and hypermarkets, organic stores, pharmacies, online, and others. Amongst these, supermarkets and hypermarkets currently exhibit a clear dominance in the market.
On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where North America currently dominates the global market.
Some of the major players in the global biodegradable sanitary napkins market include Unicharm Corporation, Carmesi, Heyday Care LLP, Aakar Innovations, Shezhen BINBING Paper Co., Ltd., Procter & Gamble, The Honest Company Inc., Bodywise (UK) Limited, Maxim Hygiene, and Saathi.
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