A pregnancy test made almost entirely from paper has been launched by start-up Hoopsy to reduce the “shocking” amount of plastic waste sent to landfill each year.
A UK-based company claims to have developed a pregnancy test that is 99 per cent paper and is now available to UK consumers.
After use, the paper test strip can be cut in half. One half can be recycled, while the other portion, which is urinated on for the test, is sent to the landfill, Hupsy said.
The cardboard packaging for the test kit can also be recycled, while the package that the test comes in can be recycled in the soft plastic recycling bins of many local supermarkets, the firm said.
Hoopsy has said it has developed a recyclable pregnancy test to tackle the “shocking” amount of plastic waste created by the estimated 12.5 million home pregnancy tests carried out in the UK each year.
“Life can be challenging — especially when you’re trying month after month to get pregnant,” said founder Lara Solomon. “But our planet should not suffer as a result of so many plastic tests being sent to landfill. With Hoopsy, my goal is to provide sustainable health products that help women, their partners and the planet.”
https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4053611/hoopsy-launches-home-pregnancy-test-cent-paper Hoopsy produces a home pregnancy test that is 99 percent made of paper