MENSTRUAL WASTE DISPOSAL: RULES AND REGULATIONLOPAMUDRA GANGULY AND LAKSHMINARAYAN SATPATI
M.H.M. (menstrual hygiene management) has gained much attention nowadays. Many literature reviews have been published on the topic. Initial articles and analyses appear to concentrate on absorbent access and usage rather than menstrual waste disposal. The primary aim of this review to fill a gap in the literature by focusing mainly on the safe disposal of menstrual waste. The study found that menstrual waste disposal is often overlooked by M.H.M. and sanitation value chains, resulting in poor disposal and negative consequences for consumers, sanitation systems, and the environment. Further research is needed to understand better M.H.M. waste sources, disposal behaviours, absorbent materials, and waste management technologies to provide women and girls with health, protection, mobility, and dignity.