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Sound waves from pad wrappers is a big problem in men’s restrooms. Men use one-handed maneuvers to remove the trash, so they have to hold onto the trash. And since they need to be silent, the crinkle of pad packaging creates an incredible 150 decibel roar.
Price of pad wrappers
Women have to face an uncomfortable reality when it comes to menstruation: Price. Despite the fact that disposable pads can cost as little as 20 cents each, they are not an inexpensive option. A pack of nine lastPads can cost as much as $80. Those who are concerned about the environment should consider the high cost associated with disposable pads and consider using washable alternatives.
Shifting pad wrappers
Men’s restrooms often lack trash bins, forcing a one-handed maneuver to toss the trash into the garbage can. While men try to keep their pads silent, the crinkle of pad wrappers can be as loud as 150 decibels. This is enough to make men’s restrooms uncomfortable. Thankfully, there are ways to deal with this issue.
Silent sanitary pads
A woman who wants to avoid the loudness of sanitary pads should consider using a silent sanitary pads wrapper. This type of pad wrapper is designed to minimize the noise created by the wrapping paper while containing the sanitary product. Originally, sanitary pads were made from rags. But since these materials aren’t hygienic, women knew they needed to find a more hygienic solution. In the late 2000s, rural nonprofits and women’s cooperatives started setting up sanitary-pad manufacturing plants in India.
There are two types of sanitary pad wrappers available on the market. One is designed to cover the pad and is recyclable. The other type is made to be disposed of in the trash or in a special disposal box. It is important to avoid flushing sanitary pads, as they can clog toilets and can transmit infectious diseases.
Women also use an old paint tin or a bucket that has been held down with rocks in the yard to dispose of used pads. However, if a woman has no other means to dispose of used pads, she may keep them under her bed for days or even weeks. This may depend on the type of absorbent used. In a study conducted by Nair et al. in an Indian city, they found that female students used a combination of cloth and pads for sanitary purposes, and 76% of girls burned used cloth.