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Sanitary Wastes and their Disposal

Hey everyone so I am Nandika, and I’m gonna tell y’all more about sanitary wastes and their disposal. Sanitary waste includes menstrual waste (used , sanitary pads and tampons) as well as used , syringes, diapers, cotton. and bandages, all of which contain bodily fluids and are categorised as domestic hazardous waste. so basically as we all know every females menstruates every month at a certain age and in this blog i’m gonna talk about sanitary waste and it’s disposal. various mediums could be used for it like tampons, sanitary pads, cups etc. According to Menstrual Health Alliance India, one sanitary pad could take 500 to 800 years to decompose as the plastic used is non-biodegradable and can lead to health and environmental hazards. Disposable pads and tampons create a lot of waste that goes to the landfill. Much of it is non-biodegradable. I would really encourage y’all to use biodegradable pads as they made from natural ingredients and can easily be decomposed, unlike regular sanitary napkins. i know much of the biodegradable may not be suitable or affordable for everyone, but for those who can use it, should definitely. Also, most of the schools have sanitary pad incinerator installed, but we are never told how to use it. even if we use the normal sanitary pads, a sanitary pad incinerator could be used to convert it into ash and later on dispose it the right way. A sanitary napkin incinerator machine is really important to dispose used sanitary napkins safely. even if we are at a public place or anywhere else, we can see different coloured dustbins around us. sanitary waste is always disposed in the red coloured bin. it is even important for the protection against brimming with bacteria and germs, which can cause illness and contamination if not correctly discarded. I hope this blog was useful to y’all.


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