Plad is a sanitary pad made from plantain fibres, abundant in Ghana. Using waste pseudo-stems, the pad features an absorbent core with excellent absorption and retention. Tests indicate it surpasses many commercial pads in performance. Designed to be affordable, Plad targets users in developing countries and aims to reduce plastic waste and health concerns.
Joshua is a materials engineering student with demonstrated expertise in materials science and engineering through diverse projects, highlighting a deep commitment to innovation and community impact. more
Gabriella is a materials engineering graduate at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, who helped develop the sustainable sanitary pad as part of her Bachelor’s thesis to not only help reduce plastic waste but to also help the girl-child be able to be in school at all times.more