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Sustainable toilet paper made from oranges and aloe vera is helping to seed flowers. Meanwhile sanitary towels and pantyliners can be manufactured using banana fibres.

And now, a female-led startup in Berlin is making nappy liners and tampons from seaweed. Dried brown algae is ground into powder and an off-white substance extracted from it.

It is free from heavy metals and can be woven into soft fibres. These, in turn, are processed to form tampons, the soft surface making them comfortable to wear.

The natural material, which decomposes within weeks, is not only absorbent but is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties. A whole range of hygiene products is planned.

Whether a specifically female service is included, remains to be seen. 

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