Improper menstrual waste disposal is found to be a major roadblock for the country to achieve its mission to free the land and waters of toxic wastes that are generated on a day to day basis.
Reasons for problems arising from improper sanitary waste disposal
Improper Sanitary Napkin Disposal is termed to be problematic for various reasons, few of which are given below:
Need for proper sanitary napkin disposal
With improper sanitary napkin disposal becoming a great concern for authorities and environmentalists alike, this problem is to be dealt right from its base. Menstruation process in developing countries like India is regarded to be a taboo and a subject that is best left ignored. Young girls, including middle aged women do not know the problems that not taking care of hygiene will bring along due to improper sanitary pad disposal.
Hence, great efforts is to be made, so as to educate the entire population, thereby creating awareness with regards to disposing sanitary pads safely and correctly as well as to know the significance of taking care of menstrual hygiene. One such method that has been introduced lately is using sanitary napkin incinerator to burn off the used pads and ensuring that toxic gases are not released in air to pollute it.
Hostels, women’s bathrooms at public places, schools and other places should incorporate incinerators that are easily operable and functional. This will also allow women to change their pads frequently even when they are outside their home and eliminate the wastes the safe, environmental friendly way. Napkins are better incinerated immediately after use.
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