With various awareness drives and campaign on women’s hygiene, the usage of sanitary napkins has seen a massive increase in the past decade. However, there is still a long way to go with regards to proper usage and disposal mechanisms. Improper disposal of sanitary napkins is unhygienic and can cause the spread of infections. Besides, the non-biodegradable nature of sanitary napkins makes them an environmental hazard if not disposed off appropriately.
To solve these issues at a grassroots level, we have partnered with Tendril Products to install sanitary napkin vending machines at popular railway stations on the Western Line (Maharashtra). Alongside these vending machines are incinerators – giving women the chance to dispose off sanitary napkins in a safe and hygienic manner. The replenishment/ repair of the machines are maintained by Tendril Products. Moving forward, the plan is to scale this up to other railway stations across the Central and Western lines.