Compostable Greeny Underpad – Small – Box of 300

Haines Medical
Categories: , SKU: BIOPAD3040-SMALL


Conventional Bluey and Pinky underpads with plastic backing have been essential in healthcare, but they’ve faced scrutiny not only for their tendency to feel sweaty but also for their environmental consequences.

Blueys and Pinkies are rapidly consumed items, as highlighted by a recent procurement audit of various Australian hospitals conducted by the sustainable healthcare advocacy group TRA2SH5. The audit revealed that each hospital site utilized between 15,600 and 96,000 Blueys annually, translating to approximately 75 million Blueys (over 1,950 tonnes) across 1350 hospitals in Australia alone. The decomposition of these items in landfills takes over 100 years. This staggering impact doesn’t even account for the larger, thicker Pinkies.

Enter the Greeny, which, like its plastic counterparts, is designed to trap and contain liquids, safeguarding bedding, clothing, and surfaces from soilage and contamination. It also provides an absorbent surface for clinical procedures.

However, the Greeny surpasses traditional underpads in several ways:

  1. Compliance with AS 4736 compostability standards, boasting a cornstarch-based bioplastic backing and a 5-ply paper fluff pulp top layer sourced from responsibly managed forests.
  2. 60% higher absorbency and 14 times more breathability than 5-ply Blueys.
  3. A remarkable 63% improvement in sweat management compared to Pinkies, thanks to increased water vapor permeability. This reduces the likelihood of a patient’s skin sweating excessively, lowering the risk of skin breakdown and associated injuries.

Collectively, these features enable Greenies to remain in place for longer periods, reducing the turnover of underpads. This not only enhances the patient experience by providing a safer and more comfortable option but also minimizes the residual impact on the environment.

  • Box of 300pcs (6 bags of 50pcs)
  • Approximate Weight: 15g each
  • Total fluid holding capacity: Approximately 100ml
  • Dimensions: 30cm x 40cm


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