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Knowledge on Sanitary Practices and Waste Management Among Sherubtse College Girls

Version 1 : Received: 18 February 2021 / Approved: 22 February 2021 / Online: 22 February 2021 (14:56:22 CET)

How to cite: Nepal, T.K.; Wangmo, S.; Gurung, M.; Yangchen, K.; Dema, U.; Wangmo, D.K. Knowledge on Sanitary Practices and Waste Management Among Sherubtse College Girls. Preprints 2021, 2021020479 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0479.v1). Nepal, T.K.; Wangmo, S.; Gurung, M.; Yangchen, K.; Dema, U.; Wangmo, D.K. Knowledge on Sanitary Practices and Waste Management Among Sherubtse College Girls. Preprints 2021, 2021020479 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0479.v1).

Abstract

Sherubtse College under Royal University of Bhutan has a total of 1582 students, where 787 0f them are female. They suffer from menstrual and menstrual cramps every month and they use napkins to stay clean and healthy. As all the college girls are educated on the norms and use of sanitary napkins, the proper management of the waste generated is lacking. The disposal of used sanitary napkins and management is a challenge to the college management. This small research aims to investigate on how girls in college campus manage the menstural waste and the amount of sanitary napkins used. The lack of proper dumping areas leads to the improper sanitary waste management and sometimes the waste generated from the sanitary napkins are toxic and unhealthy. It is very important to initate some ways to dump the pads and its related problem should be seriously addressed by the college management. It is also important to come up with different soultion and management of these wastes for sustainable environment. Therefore, this research will be mainly mentioning about the suggestions and how the sanitary waste is being managed in Sherubtse College campus and the amount of sanitary pads used in a month or an year.

Subject Areas

sanitary; menstrual; female; waste; management; eco-friendly

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