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Last Updated Wednesday January 24 2018 07:13 AM IST

Dia Mirza doesn’t use sanitary pads, here is why

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It seems Bollywood actress Dia Mirza, who was chosen as the UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador a few days ago, has set about her task of creating awareness about environmental issues.

In a recent interview, the actress revealed that she doesn’t use sanitary napkins because it’s non-biodegradable.

“The sanitary napkins and diapers are polluting the environment on a larger scale and that’s why during periods, I have stopped using pads. As an actor, if I am saying this, then it is a big thing because we also promote sanitary napkins. Whenever I get offers of sanitary napkins promotions, I clearly deny them,” she said.

Apparently, the actress has been using biodegradable alternatives for a long time now. “I use biodegradable napkins that get destroyed 100 percent naturally. In our country, many women still use pieces of cotton cloth during periods… but now, many options have come. And sadly, most of them are bad for the environment,” she said, urging women to trade their plastic sanitary napkins for eco-friendly alternatives.

The actress, who has been away from the limelight for a long time now, is all set to make a comeback through Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt biopic.

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