Eco-friendly system for disposing sanitary pads

The eco-friendly sanitary napkin incinerator at the BWSSB office premises in Cauvery Bhavan.

A city-based NGO has come up with incinerators to dispose of sanitary pads and diapers, and prevent dumping of the waste in landfills. An incinerator was recently installed at the BWSSB head office.

Sun Green Organics, engaged in making organic-based products, has already installed the incinerators and napkin-vending machines in washrooms of various colleges in the city, and now aims to install them in the Bangalore University campus and public buildings across the city.

Incinerators are sanitary napkin destroyers used for instant disposal of used napkins scientifically and hygienically.

According to Sridevi B R, a member of Sun Green Organics: “It is specially designed to destroy up to 30 napkins at a time. It is the best solution for destroying sanitary napkins and converting them into sterile ash. It is automatic and works on domestic electric supply. The incinerators are eco-friendly and also help prevent choking of drains. They are easy and safe to operate,” she added. “BWSSB, which is in charge of the city’s drainage, had come across sanitary napkins choking drains and creating problems. Hence, they have shown interest in setting up these machines,” explained Sridevi.

The napkin is available for Rs 5 through these vending machines, and the overall cost for the incinerators, including the vending machines, is Rs 35,000. The incinerators set up at the BWSSB premises destroy 20 napkins in 10-15 minutes.

 

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