To wonder these bags are

(126 Posts)
WhitePhantom Fri 19-Aug-16 21:41:06

OK, I have to make a confession first. Up until recently I always flushed tampons - I had never really thought about it and nobody had ever told me I shouldn't. It just seemed such an obvious thing to do. Then I discovered on mn that I shouldn't. That I should bag it and bin it instead.

So I started to look for bags for this purpose, but I can't find them. I'm using nappy bags, sandwich bags, small freezer bags, or whatever.

Are there not bags made specifically for this purpose, that are sold alongside all the rest of the women's sanitary products??

DerekSprechenZeDick Fri 19-Aug-16 21:42:05

Nappy bags are used by most I know.

ImNotJoeMyNameIsHarry Fri 19-Aug-16 21:42:41

I've seen them. They are overpriced doggy bags. You're better off with them tbh.

Aquiver Fri 19-Aug-16 21:43:47

Yes, you can buy specific bags for this purpose. They tend to be scented.

Boots sell them (am sure Superdrug does too) in the sanitary towels / tampons section.

Also online here: http://m.boots.com/h5/cathub?unCountry=uk&path=%2Fen%2FBoots-Deg-Fragrant-Disposal-Bagg_984679%2F

Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 19-Aug-16 21:43:59

There used to be bags called "pop ins" that mum used to buy for me and dsis to use. I actually looked for them recently and couldn't find them. Tbf you can buy about a million cheap nappy bags for something like 37p so it's much more cost effective to do that.

Wigglewogglewoo Fri 19-Aug-16 21:44:43

There are bags for this purpose, me and my daughters have them for when we're in public. In our Asda they're sold alongside the rest of the sanitary products.

Never knew you shouldn't flush tampons though, I doubt we'll stop now we know though.

CakeNinja Fri 19-Aug-16 21:44:47

I buy some for dd called Poppins or something else with a stupid name. They are purple and in the aisle with feminine hygiene products.
They cost about £1 and I buy them every 3/4 months or so, so while dog shit bags may be cheaper (no idea, don't have dogs), they're hardly expensive!

chough Fri 19-Aug-16 21:46:05

Disposal bags are next to towels and tampons in supermarkets.
Nappy sacks are probably cheaper, though.

RainIsAGoodThing Fri 19-Aug-16 21:46:11

Never knew you shouldn't flush tampons though, I doubt we'll stop now we know though

Fantastic.

Wigglewogglewoo Fri 19-Aug-16 21:46:23

Poppins! Yes, that's what we use.

Noonesfool Fri 19-Aug-16 21:47:32

<sidles in>

Mooncups.

<sidles out>

Jelliebabe1 Fri 19-Aug-16 21:48:11

I only just learned this too? Can't we just wrap in a bit of loo roll any use the San bin?

Wigglewogglewoo Fri 19-Aug-16 21:48:58

RainIsAGoodThing It's a hard habit to get out of and I think my daughters and my sons girlfriends would be rather embarrassed filling up our bins with their used pads and tampons.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Fri 19-Aug-16 21:50:13

Never knew you shouldn't flush tampons though, I doubt we'll stop now we know though.

Why not?

Givemeabone Fri 19-Aug-16 21:51:16

Just stick it in some loo roll confused... Why the need for bags and excess plastic in to landfill?
Better yet, use a mooncup.
wigglewoggle how ignorant

Noonesfool Fri 19-Aug-16 21:51:33

wiggle please tell me you don't also flush pads??

It's not embarrassing and they aren't going to "fill" the bin!

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Fri 19-Aug-16 21:52:31

Wouldn't they be more embarrassed to cause drain blockages and to have to call the plumber to deal with it?
And to know birds and other wildlife are dying because it it?

It's not that hard.

JenLindley Fri 19-Aug-16 21:53:13

Never knew you shouldn't flush tampons though, I doubt we'll stop now we know though.

hmm

DesolateWaist Fri 19-Aug-16 21:53:33

I have a box of poppins that I bought before I switched to washables.

Chardonnay
A couple of reasons for not flushing:
- they can block your toilet or pipes
- they can cause blockages at the sewage works
- they can be flushed out to sea.

NorbertDentressangle Fri 19-Aug-16 21:55:07

Wilkinsons do them - 50 for 70p.

Elizawh Fri 19-Aug-16 21:55:12

Never knew you shouldn't flush tampons though, I doubt we'll stop now we know though

It's a hard habit to get out of

I agree, I've always flushed my tampons and never been told differently. What's the problem with doing that anyway? It's going to be really difficult to stop as its just an aromatic thing.

Also, we have 4 toilets in our house, we won't carry bags with us at home all the time so do I stock them in al 4 toilets and cost me a fortune or just 1 insist everyome only use that toilet for changing themselves?

DesolateWaist Fri 19-Aug-16 21:55:16

Sorry Chardonnay I thought your 'why not' was about why not flush them.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Fri 19-Aug-16 21:56:02

Yes, I know.

I wondered why Wiggle and her daughters and son's Gf's aren't doing it even though they know they should.

I wouldn't flush a tampon if you'd paid me.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Fri 19-Aug-16 21:56:15

No worries.

booellesmum Fri 19-Aug-16 21:56:41

We have a small pedal bin in the bathroom which I put a bin liner in. Tampons then get wrapped in toilet paper and just put in the bin.

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