When it comes to flushing vs binning in the sanitary disposal department, it seems women are still just a little bit confused.
Can’t reach the bin with your sanitary items because you’re stuck in the toilet? Oh, darling, it’s fine – just flush it!
…Except, actually, we can’t. And a surprising number of women don’t know that.
Tampons aren’t biodegradable and are basically indestructible, as are sanitary pads, obviously. Putting them down the toilet is an environmental hazard of the highest degree. So, what’s to do when there isn’t a bin in sight?
In Mamamia’s Flusher or Binner survey, 14 per cent of women said they flush their sanitary waste down the toilet.