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
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
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.
If you would like to know more about our services, please feel free
to contact us:
Cannon Hygiene International Ltd
Middlegate, White Lund, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA3 3BJ, England
Tel: +44 (0) 1524 60894
Fax: +44 (0) 1524 64815
Cannon Hygiene Inc
1600 Shore Road, Suite A, Naperville, Illinois 60563, USA
Tel: +1 630 753 9625
Fax: +1 630 753 9628
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