FAQs

Following are some frequently asked questions.

What is Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine?

Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine is an automatic/electrical or manual machine to dispense Sanitary Napkin at your will and when you need. We have 4 variant of Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines:

  1. Stree Sahay – Manual (single coin operated)
  2. Stree Sahay – Automatic (Multicoin Operated)
  3. Stree Sahay – Mobile (An App based)
  4. Stree Sahay – RFID (RFID Based)

Installation of these machines will ensure easy access to Sanitary Napkins to women. Now no need to carry your sanitary napkins everywhere you go, and no need to worry if you forgot to bring your sanitary napkins during periods. These machines can be installed at offices, schools, housing societies, hospitals, women hostels, cinema halls, colleges, and public washrooms.

What is Sanitary Napkin Incinerator?

Sanitary Napkin Incinerator is an eco friendly method to dispose the Soiled Sanitary Napkin. The Sanitary Napkin Incinerator uses a heating coil to convert the soiled sanitary napkin to filtered ash. This ash can be used as a fertilizer to plant and trees.

Throwing a sanitary napkin in open spaces leads to environmental hazards. According to Menstrual Health Alliance in health, it would take 500 to 800 to decompose one sanitary pad. The plastic used for making the sanitary napkin is non-biodegradable, leading to health and environmental problems. Throwing the sanitary napkins in bins is not safe. The garbage collectors separate the waste from other households to waste with ungloved hands, exposing themselves to microbes and diseases like HIV and Hepatitis. This practice isn’t safe for mankind. Therefore, Incinerating a used sanitary napkin is the best disposal option.

How frequently one should change the Sanitary Napkin during period?

Firstly it depends on the flow. If the flow is heavy, it is advised to change your sanitary napkin every 2 to 3 hours. On the other hand, if the bleeding is medium or low, changing the sanitary napkin every 3 to 5 hours is ok. Secondly, it depends upon the task you need to perform on a particular day. If you are playing sports during your periods, you need to change your pad every 3 to 4 hours. Lastly, it depends upon which sanitary napkin you are using during periods. It will be great to make a habit of changing the sanitary napkin every 2 to 3 hours. In this way, women can maintain menstruation hygiene during periods, and it will save them from various infections and diseases caused due to poor menstrual hygiene.

Is it safe to throw used Sanitary Napkin in regular garbage?

Disposal of a sanitary napkin is always being a problem for women and especially for girls. Throwing the used sanitary napkin in front of family and friends is quite embarrassing for women. It is difficult for a woman to throw it in a washroom bin because of the foul smell and visuals. So the best way to dispose of the used sanitary napkin is to incinerate them. On the other hand, used sanitary napkin should not be thrown with the regular garbage. Ideally it should be incinerated so that the filtered ash can be used as a fertilizer for plants.

Is it risky to burn the used Sanitary Napkins?

It is not safe to burn sanitary napkins in open spaces. The sanitary napkins are made of SAP that is Super Absorbent Polymer, an absorbent material with PE that is Polyethylene that is the back cover. Polypropylene is the top sheet to keep it dry. From this, we come to know that today’s sanitary napkins are almost made of plastic material, and only a few natural materials are used. If these sanitary pads are burn-in open spaces, it will harm the environment and increase pollution. Emissions released after burning the used sanitary napkin is harmful to human health. Here, Incinerators such as Stree Sanman Smokeless Incinerators are the best way to burn the used sanitary napkin. These Incinerators will dispose of the used Sanitary Napkins in an eco-friendly manner.

What will be the best way to dispose of the used Sanitary Napkin in India?

The best way to throw the used pad is by Incinerating them. Smokeless Incinerators will work well as it will not emit fumes. And after burning the sanitary napkin, the ashes can be used as a fertilizer.

Is there is a need to install the sanitary pad vending machine?

Suppose a woman forgets to bring her sanitary napkin during periods. In that case, she either seeks the help of a sanitary napkin from other women, or she rushes to a medical store to get a pack of sanitary napkins. It creates a kind of tension and embarrassment to women. Installation of these machines in workplaces, schools, colleges, and public washrooms will deliver confidence among women. Women will not be worried about carrying sanitary napkin everywhere she goes. Sanitary napkins will be readily available for them, even if it is not available in a nearby medical store.

How to use Stree Sanman Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine- Push Button?

You need to push the green button just once and wait for the sanitary napkin in the push-button machine. The Sanitary Napkin Vending machine will dispense the sanitary napkin, and you can collect it from the ‘collect the pad’ section.

How to use Stree Sanman Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine- Coin Based?

In a Coin Based sanitary napkin vending machine, you have to insert a coin. It can be 5 or 10 Rupees coin. After inserting a coin, you need to wait, and the sanitary napkin vending machine will dispense a sanitary napkin vending machine that you can get from the ‘Collect the Pad’ section.

How to use Stree Sanman Sanitary Napkin Smokeless Incinerators?

In Sanitary Napkin Smokeless Incinerator, you can find a chamber where you can dispose of the used sanitary napkin. After disposing of the used sanitary napkin, you have to close the section. Next and the last step is you need to press the button to burn the sanitary napkin that is inside the incinerator. That’s it, your used Sanitary Napkin is disposed of in an eco-friendly and in a scientific manner with no emissions coming out from it.

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