Gateway Liners and Sustainability

Gateway Liners and Sustainability

Because 99% of trash can liners go to the landfill, practicing source reduction by manufacturing liners with less plastic is the most sustainable approach. Gateway achieves this by manufacturing thinner liners with the highest quality resins that provide industry leading strength, quality, and consistency.


Gateway’s high-quality resins make it possible to manufacture lighter liners without losing quality or strength. Gateway is the only company using the R-Spec proprietary formulation. Compared to competitive liners, Gateway liners have up to: 45% higher tensile strength 33% more puncture resistance 31% more weight capacity 28% more tear resistance By maximizing liner performance and reducing liner thickness, Gateway is able to exceed quality expectations while reducing the amount of plastic required to manufacture its liners.

R-Fit Liners 

R-Fit liners are the lightest, strongest, and greenest solution to significantly reduce the plastic waste that impacts our environment. Finding the right liner to fit the trash cans in your facilities can greatly reduce plastic waste. R-Fit liners have trash can specific sizing, eliminating waste due to excessive overhang.

Waste Reduction

In combination, R-Spec liners and R-Fit liners can result in significant waste reduction. Compared to standard competitive liners, Gateway R-Spec liners reduce plastic waste by 30%. On average, Gateway customers reduce the amount of plastic reaching landfills by 39%. According to EPA standards focusing on source reduction, Gateway Liners is the industry’s greenest solution. Compare your current liner to Gateway Liners. Utilize the Gateway Green Savings Calculator in the Gateway Liner App to determine how much plastic you can save by switching liners. Download our Gateway Liner App on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Contact your local Buckeye representative to learn more about Gateway and sustainability.

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. 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.


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.