The global biodegradable sanitary napkins market grew at a CAGR of 16% during 2014-2019. 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. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global biodegradable sanitary napkins market to continue its strong growth during the next five years.
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.
Market Breakup by Material Type
Cotton currently dominates the market, holding the largest share.
Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
Amongst these, supermarkets and hypermarkets currently hold the largest share.
Market 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.
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Due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), various organizations are emphasizing on social distancing measures, which, in turn, is escalating the demand for biodegradable sanitary napkins through e-commerce channels. However, market players are unable to meet the demand as a result of disrupted global supply chains.
The global biodegradable sanitary napkins market was worth around US$ 1.1 Billion in 2019.
According to the estimates by IMARC Group, the global biodegradable sanitary napkins market will exhibit strong growth during the next five years.
The growing awareness about personal hygiene and increasing skin irritation and rashes caused by ordinary sanitary napkins are among the key factors bolstering the market growth.
Rising environmental concerns, along with schemes and programs undertaken by governments of numerous countries to improve the distribution network of these napkins, are acting as one of the major trends in the market.
On the basis of the material type, the market has been divided into banana-fiber, cotton, bamboo-corn and others.
Based on the distribution channel, the market has been segregated into supermarkets and hypermarkets, organic stores, online channels, pharmacies, and others.
Region-wise, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa.
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