« i-Dog rival: IZ creature speaker | Main | Sweets »

09. 01. 2005

Sanitary Napkin Disposal Assembly


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.

Posted by saresha    Category: home
Email this | Comments (3)
Add to: Yahoo Add to: Google Add to: Digg Add to: Del.icio.us Add to: Reddit Add to: StumbleUpon Add to: Technorati

Comments (3)

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


"...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.


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?

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Back to Top



Best of Popgadget

We're back!! And where we've been...

Hello! It's been a while, and I'm so happy to say, we are going to be back and better than ever. We will be changing just a little bit- bringing you more frequently updated content, in a somewhat abbreviated...
Read More
Popgadget Recent Comments
Popgadget Steals & Deals
Mom Wants Gadgets for Mother's Day
Trade-in Your Old Electronics
Popgadget Giveaway from American Express! My Life on Points
6-Foot HDMI cable at $3.19 includes shipping
Sony offers some exciting deals for Mother's Day
Unlocked iPhone! Only $599. Or $699.
Got four friends? Take a Peek at this great offer
Green Tech: Eco-fashions priced to move
31 ways to save money on technology from PCWorld
Popgadget Random Images

Where is this image from?
See more random images
On This Day
Take a little stroll down memory lane. See what Popgadget was writing about on this day in 2012 2009 2008 2007 2006 2004