The SCENSIBLE SOURCE CO, LLC
committed to providing innovative solutions
for the disposal of menstrual products
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Pittsford New York, the Company is a women-owned business, co-founded by Ann and John Germanow.
The Company has both design and utility patents for the unique design and features of SCENSIBLES personal disposal bags. The name, logo and tag line are all trademarks of the Scensible Source Company.
The Company’s second product line, introduced in March 2007, are stall sanitary napkin waste receptacle liner bags. The patent pending SecureFit 360 was designed by the founder and her father, a retired professional mechanical engineer.
To respond to the demand from women requesting SCENSIBLES for home use, the Company introduced decorative consumer packaging in 2009. The consumer packs are sold on-line and at WEGMANS Food Markets.
The Company advocates for a greater public understanding of the environmental and health risks associated with improper disposal of feminine care products in away from home restrooms.
Social Responsibility: The Company is committed to helping economically disadvantaged teens and women have ready access to menstrual products and SCENSIBLES in a dignified manner.
HOSPECO Acquires Exclusive Distribution Rights for Scensibles®
Rounds out company’s complete line of feminine hygiene products
CLEVELAND—DATE, 2016—HOSPECO®, the leader in the manufacture and sale of vended feminine hygiene products, and The Scensible Source Co. LLC, a pioneer in the development of innovative products for the safe and hygienic disposal of pads and tampons, have joined forces to provide the most complete feminine hygiene solution for the away-from-home market. Through this partnership, HOSPECO is pleased to announce they have gained exclusive commercial distribution rights to the Scensibles® product line. The agreement is effective immediately.
The timing of the announcement coincides with a growing movement in the feminine hygiene category to reduce the stigma associated with women’s menstruation needs away from home by engaging in more candid conversations about the topic. HOSPECO has joined a chorus of voices — celebrities, politicians, and the public — and has aligned with women’s health groups and grassroots organizations- in advocating for universal access to feminine hygiene products in public restrooms . Acquiring the rights to distribute Scensibles- a discreet, safe, sanitary, and sustainable method of disposal- bolsters their dedication to providing leading products designed to address women’s health needs. Campaigns are collectivized under #ProvideFemHy.
HOSPECO, for generations, has been a leader in the sale of vended feminine hygiene products, including the Tampax®, Gards® and Maxithin® brands. Their new Evogen Dual – pad/tampon dispenser is state-of the–art and can either vend for free or twenty-five cents.
The Scensibles product line provides a unique solution for the discreet disposal of feminine care products- pads, tampons and panty liners. Scensibles are patented, single-use, pink on pink patterned plastic bags dispensed within the stall. The bags feature a fresh scent to mask odors, an antimicrobial that inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria, and an easy-tie handle closure to completely conceal contents. Once feminine hygiene products are safely contained, the Scensibles bags are placed in a stall-mounted waste receptacle complete with a specialized Scensibles liner. The company’s plastic leak proof SecureFit360® liner is a superior solution to the traditional waxed kraft liner and is designed to reduce janitorial staff’s risk of exposure to the receptacle’s contents.
Facility owners can now offer the convenience of personal care products in the ladies restroom while also providing proper and sanitary disposal. Use of this disposal system will lower toilet paper usage and costs, reduce odor, provide for a more hygienic disposal, and minimize contact with germs or potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens.
“It was especially exciting to partner with Ann Germanow, who has advocated for women’s health and restroom cleanliness with the same passion HOSPECO has for years,” explained Bill Hemann, HOSPECO’s Vice- President of Sales and Marketing, giving nod to The Sensible Source Co. President. “Combined, we now offer the most complete solution for the public restroom from product through to safe and hygienic disposal.”
Hemann said their efforts aren’t simply an issue of bathroom equality and mutual consideration; it is also a health issue. “As it relates to advocating for women’s health — and the health and well being of janitorial staff — the Scensibles System clearly improves our position.”
Hemann adds, “there is also the practical benefit of educating against flushing any of these products to help eliminate expensive plumbing repair costs.” Scensibles bags offer an easy alternative to flushing. Scensibles wall mounted dispensers are imprinted with a “Do Not Flush” message that clearly communicates and reinforces proper disposal. Moreover, keeping used feminine care products out of the waste water stream is an environmentally sound practice.
Germanow, with her husband John, founded Scensible Source in 2005 on the simple recognition that the disposal of feminine care products in stall-mounted bins is unsightly, unhealthy, and unsafe- with studies showing these bins as the single-most germ infested surface in a ladies restroom.
“Scensibles just make sense!” said Germanow. “While we have grown steadily and gained wide acceptance for our products, we are pleased to join forces with HOSPECO. This partnership greatly expands our reach on a significantly larger scale. We created this line to remedy the most contaminated ‘hot spot’ in the ladies restroom and now, with HOSPECO’s leadership in the category, Scensibles will be an integral part of the complete solution.”