|Minimum Order Quantity||1 Piece|
|Type Of Incinerator||Electric Fully Automatic|
|Mounting Option||Ground Placed|
|Usage/Application||for Napkins,Adult & baby Diaper|
|Type Of Incinerator||Solid Waste Incinerator|
|Burning Ability||10kg at a time|
Lack of facility & disposal systems in India and other social stigmas attached to menstruation, affects the menstrual waste disposal behavior of women in the country. Keeping in mind the above mentioned data of 12% of women using sanitary pads if we consider 12 pads per woman in a month there will be around 432 million soiled napkins which will have materials like wood pulp, cotton and plastic for disposal. Considering this data let us discuss some of the common methods used for disposing menstrual waste:
1. Disposing in the open: the disposal of sanitary napkins depends on the location where women are disposing soiled napkins. Often their behavior differs when they are not at home; women tend to leave the soiled pads unwrapped in the corners or they throw the used pad in dustbins without wrapping them.
2. Flushing the soiled pads: as mentioned before the disposal habit changes according to the place; in public places, depending on the toilet type; for example when women are using flush toilets they try to flush the soiled napkins and if it doesn’t get flushed they may wrap it and throw it in the dustbins. Things in this context might be changing now but because of lack of information on disposal facilities women even today flush used napkins in the toilet.
3. Disposing in the dustbin/garbage: when at home urban women dispose their pads in the garbage; most of the times they wrap it and throw it but when not at home there is a tendency of throwing the pad without wrapping it, in the dustbin.
4. Burying the menstrual waste in a pit: Most rural women bury the menstrual waste in a pit; many would wash the used pad and then bury the same in a pit. In a pilot study of around 1000 women in West Bengal it was discovered that girls using pads in school carry the used ones home and around 78% of the women interviewed would bury them or dispose them along side ponds
5. Burning the menstrual waste: in the above mentioned study only 2% women burn the soiled napkins. The burning of used pads is prevalent in rural areas than in urban areas as women have to take care of the final disposal of pads there; whereas in urban areas women forget about the consequences of disposal after they have thrown it in the dustbin.
6. Using incinerators or special disposal dustbins: Many institutions and schools have started using incinerators or ‘feminine hygiene bins for proper disposal of napkins. These incinerators are a sigh of relief for the school going girls and working women.