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09. 01. 2005

Sanitary Napkin Disposal Assembly

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If you've ever wished for one of those feminine hygiene disposal units at home, here's one solution designed by Julie Hautop-Piccinin in Australia.

'The unit is a cylindrical device that uses a compression rod system to push and lift used pads and tampons into the empty cavity within the rod. The empty cavity within the rod is enclosed with a disposable plastic bag that has been impregnated with anti-bacterial agents for storage of used sanitary products.'

You have to empty it yourself, but general ickiness has been minimised. Once you put the used napkin/tampon in, the bag is automatically shut. When it's full, you knot the bag for discreet disposal. The anti-bacterial impregnated bag has even got lavender essence in it - I imagine for both scent and additional anti-bacterial benefits. The creator also has the admirable aim of reducing landfill through compressing the size of sanitary items.

At A$85 it's a bit expensive, but I would seriously consider getting one, if I knew where to get it (and if replacement bags were easy to get hold of abroad).

From ABC The New Inventors.

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Oooooh I want one -- I have to hide my trashcan in my bathroom or else my dog will...well, you know. Yech.

Liz:

"...addresses some of the uncomfortable and emotional issues surrounding menstruation."

Come again?

Geez... for $85, you could buy two sterilizable menstrual cups... and *those* things last ten years each.

Ann:

I'm with Liz. Last time I checked my period wasn't a hygiene nightmare or a reason to use more plastic. I'm on year 6 of my keeper (reusable cup) and I'll never go back. And good lord, antibacterial plastic? Come on. How about emptying the trash once in a blue moon?

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