Omicron and Buckeye’s 4 Levels of Protection

Omicron and Buckeye’s 4 Levels of Protection

COVID-19 continues to evolve, causing new variants to occur, many of which are being tracked as the pandemic continues. Because these variants are each unique, they can spread at different speeds and can be more resistant to treatments or vaccines. The COVID-19 variant, Omicron, has been detected in most states and is rapidly increasing the proportion of COVID-19 cases in the US. 

Even though not much is known about Omicron, there are still steps that can be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and all of its variants. In addition to getting vaccinated, wearing masks, and maintaining social distance, keeping your environment clean can go a long way in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Facilities hoping to navigate the pandemic should develop a step-by-step cleaning and disinfecting program that will protect people who visit. Buckeye’s Door to Floor: 4 Levels of Protection program can help provide those who enter your facility with peace of mind during the pandemic.

Level 1: Protect Yourself with the Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program

CDC Recommendation: Hand washing is one of the best ways you can help reduce the spread of germs.

Symmetry can help your facility implement a hand hygiene program, providing tools that promote education, awareness, and motivation to practice hand hygiene.

Level 2: Intermittently protect your facility with the Eco® Proportioning Program

CDC Recommendations: Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces following product label directions and proper dwell times. 

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved several Buckeye products for use against SARS-Related Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) [cause of COVID-19], including Buckeye Eco One-Step Disinfectant-Deodorizer-Cleaner E22. The Eco Proportioning Program comes with training materials and tools to help staff with proper disinfecting procedures. 

Level 3: Use Clarion® 25 Microban® Antimicrobial Floor Finish and Arena® Microban Antimicrobial Wood Floor Coating

Microban technology is built-in to these products during the manufacturing process. When microbes come in contact with the product surface, Microban technology penetrates the cell wall of the microorganism and disrupts the cell, making the microorganism unable to grow and reproduce. * 

*Microban technology does not protect users against disease-causing microorganisms. Microban Products Company makes neither direct nor implied public health claims. Normal cleaning practices should be maintained.

Level 4: Protect your facility with Gateway Liners and recommendations

Use stronger, better fitting liners to minimize contaminant exposure. Gateway Liners performs rigorous strength, weight, puncture and tear tests.

Properly dispose trash into lined containers and frequently replace liners. Frequently clean and disinfect inside and outside of trash containers. 

Buckeye takes COVID-19 seriously and continues to take a proactive approach in our effort to help minimize exposure to illness. Buckeye programs strive to educate the public on the importance of best cleaning, disinfecting, and hand hygiene practices. Contact your local representative to find out more about Buckeye’s Door to Floor: 4 Levels of Protection program.

Gateway® Liners: Performance, Savings and Sustainability

Gateway® Liners: Performance, Savings and Sustainability

Performance and Savings

Gateway’s R-Spec premium liners are the first to achieve a measurable and consistent increase in performance while also providing significant cost savings. Gateway has completely reengineered the can liner with its unique formulation and high-quality resins. With increased performance, we are able to produce liners that are thinner without compromising durability.

Gateway ensures you will not waste money on liners that cannot live up to performance expectations. As an added benefit, our thinner liners result in plastic reduction, which provides you with overall cost savings.

Compared to traditional can liners, Gateway’s R-Spec liners offer:

  • 45% more tensile strength
  • 33% more puncture resistance
  • 28% more tear resistance
  • 31% more weight capacity

Because of this extensive testing, Gateway is able to provide the thinnest, strongest liner that works 100% of the time.

Sustainability

Thinner liners also mean less plastic going into landfills. This is called source reduction and, according to the EPA, it’s the best way to be green in the liner industry. Gateway’s R-Fit liners also help achieve this by design. R-Fit liners offer the right fit for trash cans in your facility. Because they fit perfectly to the trash cans in your facility, R-Fit liners are able to cut down on the amount of plastic used. R-Fit liners can reduce the amount of waste going into landfills by up to 40%.

To find out how Gateway can provide you with better performance, cost savings, and a more sustainable liner, contact your local representative to take the Gateway Challenge.