Reusable Sanitary and Incontinence Products Feasibility Study

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Did you know that around 660 million disposable nappies, sanitary and incontinence products end up in landfill in Australia each year?

We're part of seven Melbourne councils conducting a joint feasibility study to research and understand how to implement a reusable sanitary and incontinence aid program that reduces waste to landfill.

We invite you to share your experience with sanitary/incontinence products by taking part in this survey to help us understand:

  • The type of sanitary/incontinence products you currently use
  • Whether you know about other options for disposable sanitary/incontinence products
  • If you have used reusable sanitary/incontinence products. Or would like to know more about them.

We want to hear from everybody – whether you’ve only used disposable products, whether you opt for reusable products or even if you use a bit of both. Your input will support research a reusable sanitary and incontinence program that aims to reduce household waste that ends up in landfill.

With your help, we can gain valuable insights into how Council can better support residents to make environmentally-friendly choices.

The seven Councils include:

  • Hume City Council
  • Knox City Council
  • Maribyrnong City Council
  • Maroondah City Council
  • Stonnington City Council
  • Whitehorse City Council
  • Yarra Ranges Council

How to share your thoughts

A survey calling for community feedback is open until 28 February 2023

To provide your thoughts please click here for the survey. 

This project is supported by the Recycling Victoria Councils Fund, delivered by Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government.


Privacy Policy

Maribyrnong City Council (Council) is committed to protecting the personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) (PDP Act). Personal information is collected by Council only for the purpose of its functions set out in the Local Government Act 2020 (Vic). Specifically, personal information is collected to contact you and improve our services. Personal information will be used solely by Council for that primary purpose or directly related purposes. If this personal information is not collected, Council will be unable to contact you. We use Zoho to collect and analyse survey data responses. The information collected in these surveys is transmitted and stored securely in Australia and is accessed by us under Zoho's Terms of Service. You can access Zoho's Terms of Service here You may decline to provide this information by not responding to this survey. If you provide a survey answer, you consent to the storage of your survey answer by Zoho and its use by us as well as Bayside City Council, Boroondara City Council, City of Greater Dandenong, Glen Eira City Council, City of Monash, Knox City Council, Maribyrnong City Council, Maroondah City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, Nillumbik Shire Council, Stonnington City Council and Yarra Ranges Council. You can access Zoho's Privacy Policy here and each of the privacy policies of each of the previously mentioned Councils on their respective websites. In certain circumstances, we may disclose personal information where permitted or authorised under the PDP Act or other applicable law.