Sanitary Bins Added To Men's Toilets

Sanitary bins have been added to 38 men's toilets in Jersey to accommodate people who use them.

Each public toilet block in the island will now have a designated stall where people can dispose of sanitary products, such as incontinence pads.

It means islanders and visitors can dispose of pads whilst away from home, without the anxiety of how to dispose of them.

Conditions such as incontinence can be caused by cancer treatments in areas including the prostate and bladder.

Infrastructure Minister, Deputy Tom Binet, says at these difficult times in life we do not want to cause further anxiety over how to dispose of used pads when out and about.

"I encourage any remaining parishes to consider whether this might be appropriate for their public toilets too."

A campaign in the UK called 'Boys Need Bins' prompted the Infrastructure and Environment department to look into how it can be implemented in Jersey.

"I’d particularly like to thank Deputy Raluca Kovacs for raising this issue with the department and driving it forward."

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