The current method of disposing sanitary napkins is to mix them with household waste and dump them. They end up being handled by waste pickers, who sift through the waste to remove recyclables.“Waste pickers separate out soiled napkins from recyclable items by hand, exposing themselves to micro-organisms like E.Coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, HIV and pathogens that cause hepatitis and tetanus. Physical health apart, it is also an affront to human dignity,” says Bharati Chaturvedi, founder and director of New Delhi-based Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group. More on- https://in.news.yahoo.com/why-are-we-pretending-that-there-isn-t-a-growing-mountain-of-menstrual-waste-we-need-to-deal-with-111659074.html