Compostable Greeny Underpad – Large – Box of 200

Haines Medical
Categories: , SKU: BIOPAD6090-LARGE


Conventional Bluey and Pinky underpads, featuring plastic backing, have been integral in healthcare, but they’ve faced scrutiny not only for their perceived “sweatiness” but also for their environmental repercussions.

These consumables see high turnover rates, as evidenced by a recent audit of various Australian hospitals by the sustainable healthcare advocacy group TRA2SH5. The findings revealed that each hospital site used between 15,600 and 96,000 Blueys annually, totaling approximately 75 million Blueys (over 1,950 tonnes) across 1350 hospitals. The decomposition time for these items in landfills exceeds 100 years. This statistic only accounts for Blueys, not the larger and thicker Pinkies.

In contrast to plastic underpads, the Greeny serves the same purposes:

  1. Trapping and containing liquids to protect surfaces from contamination.
  2. Providing an absorbent surface for clinical procedures.

However, Greenies go further by being:

  1. Compliant with AS 4736 compostability standards, utilizing a cornstarch-based bioplastic backing and a 5-ply paper fluff pulp top layer sourced from responsibly managed forests.
  2. 60% more absorbent and 14 times more breathable than 5-ply Blueys.
  3. 63% more effective in sweat management than Pinkies, reducing the risk of skin breakdown and associated injuries due to higher water vapor permeability.

These features enable Greenies to stay in place longer, decreasing underpad turnover, and offering a safer, more comfortable patient experience while minimizing environmental impact.

  • Box of 200pcs (8 bags of 25pcs)
  • Approximate Weight: 75g each
  • Total fluid holding capacity: Approximately 400ml
  • Dimensions: 57cm x 90cm


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