The covid-19 pandemic has affected every section and everyone’s life. Many have lost their loved ones and are striving hard to live. People have lost their jobs, and business people face losses in business due to which they lack money to buy essential daily items. The lockdown scenario is affecting the mental health of children and adults. During the Covid-19 pandemic, women found it difficult to dispose of soiled sanitary napkins during the time of lockdown.
The garbage pickers were not allowed to enter the society and building premises; women mix the menstrual waste with other household waste that the men in the family usually threw, or they have to go to the nearby dumping area to dispose of the used sanitary napkins. Women feel embarrassed and awkward while carrying the sanitary napkin in a plastic bag in front of the family or when men carry the household garbage that includes period waste in it. To avoid this situation, the installation of sanitary napkin Incinerators is the ideal solution.
Problems related to menstrual Waste Management:
- Women mix the period waste with other household waste due to a lack of knowledge of menstrual waste management. This garbage is thrown by men in the absence of garbage pickers during pandemic situations. The garbage pickers separate the wet waste and dry waste. When bare hands hold the menstrual waste, they expose themselves to various health hazard diseases.
- In Public toilets, when women don’t find any dustbin to throw off the used sanitary napkins, she decides to flush off the soiled sanitary napkins. It further leads to draining blockage problems during monsoon season. In other cases, women keep dirty sanitary napkins in the washroom corner and open places. It makes the washroom unclean, which increases the chances of contracting hazardous diseases for other women to use the toilet.
- A single non-biodegradable commercial sanitary napkin takes 500-800 years to decompose. A woman uses around 16000 hygienic napkins in her lifetime. Improper menstrual waste management can harm the environment and also the health of living beings.
Sanitary Napkin Incinerator: The Solution:
Installation of Sanitary Napkin Incinerators in public toilets, housing societies, offices, and schools can help women dispose of the used sanitary napkins privately and in an eco-friendly manner, without embarrassment. After installing Sanitary Napkin Incinerators, no women have to go to a nearby dumping ground to throw the soiled sanitary napkins. Installing sanitary napkin Incinerators in societies will help women dispose of the used sanitary napkins during pandemic situations where the garbage pickers are not allowed to enter society and build premises.
Women will directly put the sanitary napkin in the incinerator chamber and then press the machine’s button; the device will automatically burn the sanitary napkin without any hassle and in an eco-friendly manner.
Where to get the machine?
Stree Sanman manufactures Sanitary Napkin Smokeless Incinerators and Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines to help women during periods. It is a modern method of disposing of the used sanitary napkins in a safe and eco-friendly manner. Recently, Stree Sanman has installed Stree Sanman Sanitary Napkin Smokeless Incinerators in the Mogoditshane Senior Secondary School of Botswana, Africa. Stree Sanman is making endless efforts to end poverty and ensure proper menstrual waste management to save the environment.
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