Move over plastic pregnancy test – we have a new one that is biodegradable and compostable
When one is doing a pregnancy test, the last thing they’d be worried about is the plastic that would be trashed later on. However, that does not mean that it is something we can afford to ignore — not when two million pounds of plastic pregnancy test is trashed each year and ends up in our landfills.
Now a new company called Lia is giving us the option to choose a greener, cleaner home pregnancy test that achieves the same result. This new test is an attempt to cut down on the nearly two million pounds of plastic, not to mention electronic displays and mini batteries, from home pregnancy tests that ends up in landfills each year.
A quick demo on YouTube shows how well Lia disintegrates when flushed — almost the same as toilet paper, and significantly better than a flushable wipe. The test works the same way as a regular test and promises a 99-percent accuracy rate from the first day of a missed period.