Medical Centres


Friendlypak provides a range of environmentally friendly products for use in medical centres and practices. We can visit your premises and take a look at what you are already using and suggest some alternative products to make your switch to environmentally friendly easy.

We currently supply hospitals, medical centres and practices around New Zealand with our PotatoPak disposable hospital trays. The tray is popular because it is the ideal shape and is nicer to use than the Stainless Steel, plastic and foil trays. It also meets all the required hygiene and safety standards expected in a medical environment. Usually used for the purpose of carrying implements, syringes, IV injection equipment and medication, however the trays are also useful for other applications such as a bedside tray for patients holding medications, creams and swabs. After use the tray can be incinerated, composted, used as animal feed or in a worm farm.

Disposable gloves are also available, and are able to be incinerated or composted after use.

We also supply biodegradable and compostable bin liners to fit most size bins.

For the staffroom we have the Waste Solution Centre,  which consists of stackable coloured bins labelled with each waste stream, e.g. paper recycling, landfill, organic/green waste.  This encourages staff to separate their waste into the correct stream, which results in a huge reduction of waste going to landfill, and the opportunity for the organic matter to be returned to the earth through worm farming or composting.

For the staffroom, food scraps can be disposed of in either our Max Air or Tall Air bins with compostable liners. These ventilated bin systems are fantastic for organic refuse, particularly fruit and vegetable peels! When they’re full, simply tie up the liner and take them directly to the compost, worm farm or green collection bin, as the liner will compost along with the contents.  Our zip lock bags and cling film can also be disposed of in the Max and Tall Air bins. Our Sugar Cane and Potatopak ranges are great for storing food, and are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes.

For the kitchen and food preparation we have a variety of products, from timber cutlery and unbleached recycled serviettes to our NEW biodegradable cling film, which can be disposed of after use in the Max & Tall Air bins.  As well as being biodegradable and compostable this cling film is also safe and non-toxic.

A new product which has just become available is the revolutionary Desk Cube. Perfect for doctors and nurses desks, in conjunction with the waste solution centre, you can convert those under desk bins to desktop ‘Deskcubes’. Simply remove the under desk rubbish bin entirely and replace with the Desk Cube lined with a compostable liner. This is all that’s needed as a holder for those messy items like coffee spills, apple core, gum, tissue etc. The Desk, along with any other waste items like paper and drink bottles, are simply carried to a central waste separation centre for sorting.

The Desk Cube is small enough to fit in a draw or on a desk, yet the benefits of this relatively small change are significant. Diversion from landfill of 60% to 90% begins with the Desk Cube and Max Air and is almost immediate, generating cost savings that usually more than cover the expenses. Staff usually plan their walk to the separation centre to coincide with something else so little if any extra time is taken. The extra exercise improves their health, wellbeing and work efficiency. Staff moral rises because they can see the difference the changes make - a win win for all, including the environment!

If you are interested in finding out more, or to arrange a visit from one of our reps, please visit our contact us page.