Disposal bags for pads - "flushable" pads
See Kotex items: First ad (1921; scroll to bottom of page) - ad, 1928 (Sears and Roebuck catalog) - Lee Miller ads (first real person in a menstrual hygiene ad, 1928) - Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday (booklet for girls, 1928, Australian edition; there are many links here to Kotex items) - Preparing for Womanhood (1920s, booklet for girls; Australian edition) - 1920s booklet in Spanish showing disposal method - box from about 1969 - "Are you in the know?" ads (Kotex) (1949)(1953)(1964)(booklet, 1956) - See more ads on the Ads for Teenagers main page
The first Kotex ad campaign
DIRECTORY of all topics (See also the SEARCH ENGINE, bottom of page.)
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
homepage | LIST OF ALL TOPICS | MUM address & What does MUM mean? | e-mail the museum | privacy on this site | who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! | the art of menstruation | artists (non-menstrual) | asbestos | belts | bidets | founder bio | Bly, Nellie | MUM board | books: menstruation and menopause (and reviews) | cats | company booklets for girls (mostly) directory | contraception and religion | costumes | menstrual cups | cup usage | dispensers | douches, pain, sprays | essay directory | extraction | facts-of-life booklets for girls | famous women in menstrual hygiene ads | FAQ | founder/director biography | gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux | humor | huts | links | masturbation | media coverage of MUM | menarche booklets for girls and parents | miscellaneous | museum future | Norwegian menstruation exhibit | odor | olor | pad directory | patent medicine | poetry directory | products, current | puberty booklets for girls and parents | religion | Religión y menstruación | your remedies for menstrual discomfort | menstrual products safety | science | Seguridad de productos para la menstruación | shame | slapping, menstrual | sponges | synchrony | tampon directory | early tampons | teen ads directory | tour of the former museum (video) | underpants & panties directory | videos, films directory | Words and expressions about menstruation | Would you stop menstruating if you could? | What did women do about menstruation in the past? | washable pads
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

Cannon Hygienic Concept Unit, disposal for menstrual
pads and tampons, U.K. & U.S.A., 2001

Flushing - are you aware of the hidden cost?

(text and photo from Cannon Hygiene)

Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a soluble napkin or tampon. Flushing items down the toilet pollutes rivers and coastlines and can result in blocked drains.

The sewerage system simply wasn't designed to handle the disposal of sanitary waste. When flushed down the toilet, sanitary waste can create blockages in pipes which on average, are very narrow in diameter. It has been estimated that over two thirds of all blockages contain disposable items.

Sanitary waste blockages reduce the efficiency of the system adding to the problem of sewerage flowing out of our rivers and seas. It is estimated that every year, two billion items of sanitary protection are being flushed down British toilets alone.

Children, bathers, and other beach users regularly come across used sanitary protection and to a child, the potential dangers are not always obvious. Marine wildlife also suffer - sea birds gather used tampon applicators, mistaking them for nesting materials.

Also spare a thought for the sewerage plant workers who have to remove thousands of tons of plastics and other solids which get in to our waste systems every year.

In order to address these issues, nearly 50 years ago our company, Cannon Hygiene, introduced a sanitary disposal and washroom hygiene service to UK business, industry and health care. Since then we have utilised our experience and understanding of customer needs in order to develop our services into a world-wide operation.

Our service consists of a specially designed unit to contain the waste, a deodorising fluid and a regular and reliable collection and disposal service.

The most recent development in our service has been the introduction of the Concept Unit which reflects the desire of many discerning women for a safe, clean, easy to use, discreet disposal system. Hand contact with the unit is avoided with the help of a foot pedal, assisting in the prevention of cross infection.

Cannon's commitment however, doesn't stop in the washroom. Our service ensures that all feminine hygiene waste is legally disposed of and in line with our commitment to the environment, all UK divisions of the company are ISO9002 accredited and Head Office is accredited to ISO14001 Environmental Standard. These are benchmarks for distinction in our industry and assurance of the highest standards.

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If you would like to know more about our services, please feel free to contact us:
UK Headquarters
Cannon Hygiene International Ltd
Middlegate, White Lund, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA3 3BJ, England
Tel: +44 (0) 1524 60894
Fax: +44 (0) 1524 64815
Web: www.cannonhygiene.co.uk
E-mail: international@cannonhygiene.com
U.S. Headquarters
Cannon Hygiene Inc
1600 Shore Road, Suite A, Naperville, Illinois 60563, USA
Tel: +1 630 753 9625
Fax: +1 630 753 9628
E-mail: cannonhygieneinc@aol.com
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