Mar 10, 2022
Sanitary pads/feminine hygiene products deliver a fundamental and crucial part of a women's life every single month.
This has massive benefits all around the world but comes at the cost of creating millions of tons of waste every single year that is classified as medical/hazardous.
From a waste perspective, sanitary pads/sanitary products need to fall under hazardous medical waste meaning that they all need to be incinerated to ensure a safe and bio secure environment.
By incinerating all sanitary pad waste, you are effectively removing any chance of the waste posing health risks to local communities and the environment.
Incineration not only deals with the problems right now but can help with future goals regarding waste and how it is processed leading to a better environment for the community.
Sanitary waste can be more than just feminine menstrual products, according to the Health and Safety experts, sanitary waste can include:
Incineration provides a quick and effective way of destroying waste that has the potential to cause major health-hazardous should it not be processed in the right manner. This could be a wide range of waste types such as Human Remains, pharmaceutical waste, medical waste (Blood bags/syringes), PPE and sanitary napkins/waste.
Incinerators are capable of destroying all this waste by burning it at very high temperatures (850-1100 Oc) and leaving just ash as the remains. This will have removed any potentially hazardous material and means that the ash can then be sent to landfill or any other suitable waste disposal solution with minimal risk.
With the world producing a huge about of sanitary waste, it has never been a better time to use incineration to combat the huge amount of waste this sector is creating.
Every year India alone produces 9000 tonnes of sanitary waste with little being dealt with in the correct manner. This not only poses huge health risks right now but will also give them huge problems in the future. By dealing with all this waste by incineration they could eliminate all these issues and have a positive outlook on the future of sanitary waste.
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