Green Cleaning with the Eco Proportioning Program

Green Cleaning with the Eco Proportioning Program

In the cleaning industry, being green is more than providing eco-friendly chemistry. Buckeye’s Eco® Proportioning Program is committed to providing the most innovative, high performance and cost-effective products, packaging, and proportioning systems to promote human health and safety.

Green Seal Certified Products

Several Eco products are Green Seal® certified. One of the first ecolabeling nonprofits, Green Seal has pioneered the movement, setting high standards for human health, reduced environmental impact, and excellent performance. Green Seal has certified thousands of products in the hopes of producing a greener, healthier world.

Eco Green Seal certified products exemplify our commitment to manufacturing safer products for the worker and environment. In fact, Eco Green Seal certified products not only outperform other green cleaners, they outperform other conventional chemistries.  

Packaging 

Eco products are packaged with reliable and recyclable materials to ensure worker and environmental safety.

Eco 1.25 L Bags

  • Hermetically sealed to ensure no contamination.
  • Flexible to eliminate product waste, delivering a 99% evacuation rate.
  • Manufactured with 83% less plastic than rigid containers.
  • New metering plug in every bag ensures no tip clogging and highly accurate dilution.
  • Spill proof to prevent contact with concentrated product.
  • Compact size for easy transport and storage.

Eco Outer Box and Inner Carton Packaging

Eco outer box packaging is recyclable, double wall corrugated and made from 41% recycled material. Eco inner carton packaging is made from 100% recycled paperboard and 35% post-consumer material.

Eco Proportioning System

Eco proportioning systems were designed with employee safety in mind. They automatically dilute products, eliminating direct contact with concentrated products and ensuring products are diluted according to manufacturer specifications. The concentrated products diluted by Eco proportioning systems require less packaging and weigh less, eliminating additional freight/fuel charges required to ship.

The Eco Pro, Eco Element, and Eco Edge proportioning systems are user friendly. All proportioning systems are color and number coded to correspond with product packaging, making it safe and easy for employees to operate the system.

To find out more about the Eco Proportioning Program’s commitment to sustainability, contact your local Buckeye representative.

Buckeye’s Sustainable Packaging

Buckeye’s Sustainable Packaging

Buckeye has been working to reduce the amount of plastic in packaging since they launched the 5-gallon Action Pac®, “bag-in-a-box” packaging. This package design eliminated plastic pails and their adverse effects on landfills. Since then, Buckeye has spent 31 years continuing to reduce plastic packaging waste.

Today, Buckeye’s Eco® Proportioning Program uses 1.25-liter bags for products. Because these bags are flexible and contain concentrated products, they reduce the amount of plastic used, resulting in less plastic going to the landfill. In comparison to a rigid 2.5-liter container, Eco bags use 83% less plastic for identical amounts of concentrated chemistry. Additionally, Eco’s 1.25-liter bags virtually eliminate product waste by providing 99.9% product evacuation. The bag’s hermetic seal means there is no potential for contamination and no risk of workers coming into contact with concentrated chemicals.

Eco 1.25-liter bags are boxed in cartons made from 100% recycled paperboard with a minimum of 35% post-consumer material. The outer packaging for Eco products is made of 41% recycled material. For each ton of outer boxes used, 820 pounds of material is reused.

Buckeye continues to design programs and products that have a minimal impact on the environment. The Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program also utilizes flexible packaging that uses less plastic than rigid hand hygiene product containers.

Buckeye’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond its product packaging as well. To learn more about sustainability at Buckeye click here. For more specific information on Buckeye’s programs, contact your local Buckeye representative.

Sustainability at Buckeye

Sustainability at Buckeye

For Buckeye, sustainability means helping to create a safer environment with our products and programs, whether that be for students attending school, maintenance staff working with our products, patients, nurses, and doctors in healthcare settings, or, on a larger scale, the world as a whole. Buckeye products are manufactured, packaged, and labeled with human and environmental safety in mind.

Buckeye’s Sustainability Commitment: To provide the most innovative, high performance and cost effective products, packaging, and programs that promote human health and safety.

Attention to human health and environmental safety begins with manufacturing. We engineer our own floor finish polymers, Renaissance Performance Polymers. This gives us full control over the quality of our floor finishes and the impact they have on the environment. In our state-of-the-art polymer production facility all efforts are in place to protect our employees and reduce our environmental footprint. In fact, in regulatory air testing, governmental agencies have rated our VOC emissions as “de minimis” (too small or insignificant to be considered).

In developing our chemistries, we proactively eliminated hard surface cleaners that contained potentially hazardous ingredients including butyl, solvents, and alcohol bases. We also developed Liquescent® technology, which enabled us to manufacture high performance products while adhering to our principle of human health safety.

Each Buckeye product is housed in recyclable containers with biodegradable outer cartons. 1.25 L bags are manufactured with 83% less plastic than rigid containers, meaning less waste ends up in landfills. Eco 1.25 L bags are also hermetically sealed, eliminating direct contact with product and ensuring our concentrated products are being used according to manufacturer specifications. Our products, packaging, and dilution control systems are also color and number coded to make them easier and safer to use.

Buckeye’s Hard Floor Care Program, Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program, and Eco® Proportioning Program also offer Green Seal certified products. Green Seal “…promotes the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services.” Buckeye has provided Green Seal certified products since 2004, giving our customers products that are safer for the worker and environment without compromising their performance.

Often, facilities will have trouble finding green cleaning products that work. Buckeye Green Seal certified products not only outperform other green products, they also outperform conventional chemistries. After replacing their green cleaning products with Buckeye Green Seal certified products, a Seattle school district Maintenance Director said, “We are confident that we are using products that are effective in their applications and safer for all end users and those exposed to the chemicals.”

Each of Buckeye’s programs comes with the proper training to effectively and safely use our products. Buckeye is committed to enhancing product performance and safety through specialized training programs and education. Our training programs focus on worker and environmental safety, and our standardized procedures reduce your product usage, labor, and overall costs. Most importantly, our thorough training programs ensure the job is done properly, resulting in cleaner and safer facilities. For schools, proper attention to cleaning procedures can result in a reduction of absenteeism. For hospitals, it can mean a reduction of HAIs. For all facilities, it means a safer, healthier space for members of the public.

To find out more about how Buckeye’s commitment to sustainability can impact your facility contact your local Buckeye representative.