The Sanitary Vending Machine – It Matters!

April 6, 2017

Approximately 1/4 of the world population is women who are of reproductive age and menstruating. Recently, they have experienced an inconvenient trend of sanitary vending machines often that are empty, in disrepair, or simply missing. A survey found that 86% American women ages 18-54 have found themselves unprepared for their menstrual cycles beginning while they were away from home, such as at work or in public places. In situations like…

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Make Feminine Hygiene a Priority on International Women’s Day

March 6, 2017

Every year since 1914, International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March 8th.   It is time to recognize the achievements of women and bring attention to the issues regarding gender inequality that still exist today. This day was originally called National Women’s Day and started in 1909 after 15,000 women marched in New York City, rallying for voting rights and improved working conditions and pay. Since the International Conference of…

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A Focus on Feminine Hygiene for Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2016

Today, August 26, 2016, is Women’s Equality Day.   This national holiday commemorates the certification of the 19th amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to vote. Presently, it continues to bring attention to gender equality efforts, and organizations and activities supporting women’s rights. In the United States, there are 9.4 million firms owned by women, with 57% of the female population participating in the workforce. One of these companies…

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Workplace Essentials Donates Generous Supply of Napkins & Tampons to Marshall University Womens Studies Initiative

October 15, 2015

Donated sanitary napkins and tampons, in individual and discreet boxes made from recycled paper, being shipped to the women’s center initiative at Marshall University. When Linda Pace, President of Workplace Essentials, heard of Marshall University’s women’s studies program’s initiative to provide feminine hygiene products to students who can’t readily afford them, she was immediately inspired to take action. “All young girls deserve the opportunity to further their education. We are…

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Period Shaming: Awareness and Prevention

September 9, 2015

Period Shaming” has unfortunately become a derogatory term to express the indecencies of a woman having her period. In many countries, women do not have proper access to feminine hygiene products and are unable to dispose of them discretely. This increases the rate of cross-contamination, infection, and sadly, embarrassment. In India it is estimated that 23% of girls leave education when they start bleeding and because few women have access…

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Toxic Shock Syndrome and Tampons

January 21, 2015

Here’s what all women should know about tampon use and Toxic Shock Syndrome! Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a rare but sudden, potentially fatal condition. This life-threatening infection is caused by the presence of a bacteria belonging to the staph bacteria family that can grow and release toxins into the bloodstream if conditions are favorable. Tampon use has been linked to this bacterial infection which can be caused when tampons…

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The Dangers Of Sanitary Waste

February 21, 2014

The failure to provide a hygienic means for feminine waste disposal in a restroom can force your customers to flush tampons and pads, resulting in clogged and overflowing toilets. Others may simply walk out of your restroom in disgust and possibly leave your facility altogether! It is serious business choosing a disposal method for sanitary waste, as exposure to potentially harmful blood borne pathogens such as Hepatitis B and HIV…

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The Importance of Sanitary Disposal

September 6, 2013

Even if emptied daily and cleaned once in a while, these bins are proven to pose the greatest health risk in a bathroom. Not only are customers and patrons at risk for contracting illness or disease, but also the people responsible for maintaining them. Businesses and public facilities need to take responsibility for finding a sanitary disposal solution that minimizes contact with blood, bacteria, and bodily fluids.

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