World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023 Managing used sanitary pads: An urgent need

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Sanitary waste disposal is becoming an alarming problem in India. Much of it is becauseof disposable sanitary napkins and the plastic used in them is non-bio-degradable in nature and can lead to short-term and long-term health and environmental hazards. The impact is more pronounced because of the unorganised and informal ways of municipal solid waste management including poor segregation, low community collection, lack of sufficient disposal and transportation networks in cities and villages and limited infrastructure for scientific disposal. 

In addition, one major concern with managing sanitary waste has always been its categorisation -- whether it is biomedical or municipal solid waste. There is an apparent overlapping of two regulations (Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 and Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2016) which makes it even more complicated to manage used sanitary pads in a scientific manner. 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working extensively on policy and implementation with regard to different components of municipal solid waste,including sanitary waste,at the regional, national and global levels. As part of its ongoing campaign, CSE invites you to its latest lecture in the Practitioner’s Knowledge Building Serieson why the management of used/soiled sanitary pads must be addressed urgently.

NOTEThis master classis free.Waste management practitioners, officials from Central and state urban departments and municipalities, urban and town planners, NGO representatives, CBOs, and anyone interested in the subject are welcome. All those who register will receive an automatic confirmation. However, we request you to register yourself at the earliest and reach out to us in case of any queries.

For more details, please contact:

Richa Singh
Mobile: +91 9920658638



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World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023: Managing used sanitary pads: An urgent need
By: Dr. Richa Singh
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Arundati Muralidharan
Devika Jayssell
Consultant (menstrual hygiene and waste management) Founder
MH² Menstrual Hygiene Hub
Richa Singh
Deputy Programme Manager
Solid Waste Management and Circular Economy