CLEVELAND--HOSPECO®, a leader in feminine hygiene dispensing and other “away-from home” products, has played an integral part in legislation in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio last week signed a new bill guaranteeing access to free feminine hygiene products for a wide-ranging group who are generally unable to easily afford or obtain them, including Department of Correction inmates, persons in city shelters, and public school students. Approximately 800 public schools will be required to install the free feminine hygiene dispensers in all girls’ bathrooms.
The bill had passed with a unanimous vote by New York City Council in June.
The signing is part of continued efforts by officials including New York City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland to make feminine hygiene products free and readily available to this target audience. “I am proud to lead the nation towards menstrual equity by guaranteeing access to pads and tampons to hundreds of thousands of women and girls,” said Ferreras-Copeland.
HOSPECO believes that woman’s health and hygiene products are necessities like toilet paper, toilet seat covers, soap, and hand dryers, and that access should be universal and, when possible, provided for free.
Their dispenser features an easier-to-use, push-button dispensing mechanism, is easy to restock, and accommodates different product types—both super and regular tampons, for example. A light-up sensor indicates when the machine is empty. The dispensers can be designated by the facility to offer products on a complimentary or for-profit basis.
Founded in 1919, HOSPECO is a leading manufacturer of cleaning and protection products serving the “away from home” marketplace made up of Foodservice, Janitorial/Office Supply, Healthcare, and Hospitality. Our complete bundle of products includes Taskbrand disposable wipers, SaniWorks foodservice towels, ProWorks disposable gloves, MicroWorks microfiber towels, and Sphergo flat surface mopping systems as well as Washroom Essentials such as air care, feminine hygiene, and disposable toilet seat covers, all of which are sold by more than 1,200 independent distributors. HOSPECO is proud to be a charter member of the ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association) and a member of the National Restaurant Association. For more information, contact HOSPECO at 26301 Curtiss Wright Parkway, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44143. Phone: 800.321.9832. Fax: 800.362.0073. Web: www.hospeco.com.