How to dispose of the used pad
This particular knowledge has been passed down from one generation to another. While most of us try to keep basic hygiene in mind, we don’t really think about responsibly disposing of the used pads. When in fact, this not only impacts the environment around you but also have adverse effect on the people. The bacteria and other germs can cause infections as it provides the birthing ground for them!
Here is what happens when you are not careful:
- Contamination of the environment as poorly disposed pads can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes, flies and many other disease carriers.
- Infecting people handling the waste, as they can come in contact with menstrual blood.
- Accumulation of non-biodegradable and non-recyclable waste, as most sanitary pads are made of plastics, and do not decompose for hundreds of years.
Senitta has always propagated about the healthier you and hence we bring you several do’s and don’ts about disposing of used sanitary pads:
- First thing first, menstrual waste is not a part of your regular household waste, if possible, it can be kept separately as bio/wet waste.
- Rolling it up: After removing the used sanitary pads from your underwear, roll it up tightly and neatly, starting from one end and working your way to the other such that the stained part is on the inside. It not only makes it safer to dispose of but also take lesser garbage space.
- Wrap it up: Wrapping in the piece of paper makes it more hygienic and hides the feminine odour as well. Using toilet paper, waste paper, or newspaper is recommended to wrap up the rolled-up pad. You can use the wrapper from the fresh pad as well. Senitta’s convenient packaging provides you with this alternative usage.
- Garbage can: Yes! Put the used sanitary pads after the careful wrapping and rolling into the garbage can, preferably with a lid. The synthetic sanitary pads are a part of dry waste, but the biodegradable ones like Senitta goes along with your wet waste.
Never flush the pad into the toilet as it can clog the pipes. Carry out the garbage as soon as possible and wash your hands after disposing of the sanitary pads. Keep in mind that the pads are carefully disposed of so they do not attract bugs and animals.
- Special Disposable Bags: You can purchase these online, these bags can also be used as diaper disposable bags. They are usually biodegradable which is better than using plastic bags. You can dispose them of into the garbage and do not forget to clean your hands!
- If you cannot dispose them of right away, say if you are hiking, you can keep them zipped in an air-tight zipper until you find a dustbin.
- You must never incinerate the sanitary pads because they can produce harmful gases.
This concern arose because of the problems that India faces when it comes to waste management, especially the menstrual one. A study revealed that the first sanitary pad ever used has still not decomposed! This is a result of the stigma that is still attached to it.
Senitta has taken a leap towards busting these myths and openly discussing about menstrual hygiene and menstrual waste disposal. Take a step forward with us by choosing the biodegradable alternative that is safe to use and dispose of, be bold forever because you are beautiful. You take care of your surroundings and your health while Senitta is there for your safe and healthy periods. After all, there is nothing to whisper about it!