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Research paper into women's sanitary disposal in public washrooms - The key findings
Over the past three months, Vectair Systems has been researching and gathering data about sanitary disposal within the US. The research paper included questions that would help Vectair learn more about what women really think about feminine waste disposal in the washroom, health and hygiene in public washrooms, as well as their usual practices and whether they feel their needs are sufficiently met.
Vectair has now compiled its report and the key findings are detailed below:
- Most women put their feminine waste in a receptacle somewhere in the washroom.
- Most women find that whatever their method of waste disposal, it is quite convenient.
- After comparing practices in the US to the UK and Europe, fewer women were satisfied that their current method of waste disposal is the best method, both in terms of the environment and hygiene.
- 100% of women who use waste receptacles in the washroom would be happy to use a feminine sanitary disposal unit fitted with an odour control liner and placed next to the toilet.
- 98% would PREFER to use a feminine sanitary disposal unit fitted with an odour control liner and placed next to the toilet.
- Of those who flush their waste down the toilet, the majority would prefer to keep on flushing!
- Most women would feel safer using a waste unit that is coated in an antimicrobial protector.
The full 4,500 word report is to be published in the next 30 days and will be available to read upon request.
To coincide with this research, Vectair will shortly be launching a section on its website: 'Feminine Hygiene - Know the Facts.'
The company's Femcare MVP range of feminine hygiene waste disposal units means that sanitary waste is disposed of safely and responsibly. They have an EPA approved antimicrobial and odour-eliminating additive, Biomaster, incorporated into the rotating carousel and the removable tray, as well as on the surface of each unit. The units are stylish and highly functional, with a resistance to the build up of dirt and are therefore easy to clean on the outside. A removable chute makes the job even easier. There is an innovative revolving modesty flap which ensures that waste is completely hidden and an easily removable top cover.
Manual (foot pedal) and touch free (automatic) versions available, as are Femcare anti-microbial liners.
Vectair has teamed up with The Eve Appeal gynaecological cancer research charity to raise awareness through its Femcare MVP range of feminine hygiene units. To find out how you can donate or make a purchase, email: [email protected]
T: +44 (0) 1256 319 500
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8th August 2013