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.