Introducing the Greeny® Compostable Underpad

Contact your Account Manager to secure your stock (arriving in November, 2022) or complete the Sample Request Form below.

The Haines®Greeny® Compostable Underpad is a highly absorbent, compostable alternative to traditional Blueys.

Traditional plastic Bluey underpads play a vital role in medical care, however they have long been scrutinised for their environmental impact, and rightly so.

Blueys are an extremely high-turnover consumable. A recent procurement audit of numerous Australian hospitals (conducted by sustainable healthcare advocacy group, TRA2SH) found that between 15,600 and 96,000 Blueys were used at each site per year, relative to the number of theatres. With 1350 hospitals in Australia alone, that equates to roughly 75 million Blueys (over 1,950 tonnes) every year, taking over 100 years to break down when disposed in landfill.

The Haines® Greeny® has been developed to help alleviate the burden of Blueys on our environment. While we recognise that it will take more than this to overcome the problem, we figure a highly absorbent, certified compostable alternative is a great place to start.

Like Blueys, Greenys are designed to:

  • Protect bedding, clothing or other surfaces from soilage and contamination
  • Reduce the risk of skin conditions caused by prolonged exposure to fluids
  • Provide an absorbent surface on which to perform clinical procedures.


Greenys® are made of compostable bioplastic with a 5-ply fluff pulp top layer. The green underpads are 60% more absorbent than 5-ply Blueys and 14% more absorbent than 8-ply Blueys. Higher absorbency and better breathability means the Greeny® can remain in place for longer, reducing underpad turnover.


  • Standards: EN 13432 with Earthworm Toxicity Testing (ASTM E 1676)
  • Size: 60cm x 40cm
  • Colour: Green
  • Approximate weight: 29g
  • Fluid holding capacity: Total product fluid holding capacity approx. 192mL (0.8 litre/m2)
  • Packing: 50pcs per recyclable LDPE bag, 5 bags per carton, carton of 250pcs

Contact your Account Manager to secure your stock (arriving in November, 2022) or complete our Request a Sample Form below.

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