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Cool idea. Water hyacinths are growing in a lot of tropical countries without any effort or support. They are just weeds and usually of no commercial interest for anybody. That's at least the experience I made in Ecuador.

I have seen already some attempts to include them into a process cycle due to that.
I could imagine that they would work well as a low cost pad option (especially when you consider that in their “plant life” they take up nutrients out of the water and have a certain water purification effect).
Do you have any information on prizes for production? Is the process patented or could he be set up in other countries as well?

Yours, Martina.
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Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE)
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Jani Pads

Dear All,

Have you heard of the Jani Pad? There is a trial going on for a low cost biodegradable sanitary pad made of Water Hyacinth in Kisumu Kenya.

More information here: www.janipad.com/the-problem/
Please have a look at their report here: www.janipad.com/contact/

What do you think about this concept?

Best regards,

Doreen Mbalo

GIZ Sustainable Sanitation Programme
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