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.

University of Central Florida Spring 2019 Career Expo

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

The Career Expo gives students and alumni the chance to meet with employers face-to-face to discuss career opportunities. This fair is perfect for those seeking full and part time professional positions, internships, volunteer positions and more!

LOCATION:
CFE Arena

DATE:
Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Click here to learn more.

Key Features of Eco Proportioning Systems

Proportioning systems are the easiest way to keep the cleanest facility. Achieve the best overall value for each dollar spent with the fully integrated Eco® Proportioning Program, designed and manufactured with proprietary technology and the end-user in mind.

Automatic

Eco proportioning systems make diluting cleaning products as simple as pushing a button. Proportioning systems take the guess work out of product dilution. Facilities don’t have to worry about workers coming into contact with harsh chemicals or wasting product by improperly diluting them.

Compact

Eco offers three different proportioning systems including the Eco Pro, Eco Element, and Eco Edge. Each of these systems is compact and able to fit in virtually any custodial closet.

Eco Pro®

  • Used for broad spectrum cleaning
  • Dilutes up to six applications
  • 4 low flow fills at 1.25 gpm
  • 2 high flow fills at 5 gpm
  • 1 water only fill at 5 gpm

Eco Element®

  • Used for remote and satellite locations
  • Dilutes up to three applications
  • 2 low flow fills at 1.25 gpm
  • 1 high low fill at 5 gpm

Eco Edge

  • Used for remote and satellite locations
  • Dilutes up to three applications
  • 2 high flow fills at 5 gpm
  • 1 low flow fill at 1.25 gpm

Standardized

Whether you need to clean the floors, the bathroom, or windows in your facility, with the Eco proportioning system, the process to dilute each cleaning product is the same.

The clear buckets of the proportioning system allow users to check product levels and clearly see the color of each product. Each product is labeled by color and number on both the proportioning system and the silk-screened spray bottles to help identify them and make product dilution simple. Eco’s goal is to provide standard systems and procedures to make cleaning easier and more cost-effective for the end user.

To learn more about other features of the program, including the many Eco products, contact your local Buckeye representative.

What Are You Doing for Point of Care?

The 5 Moments of Hand Hygiene approach defines key moments when healthcare workers should perform hand hygiene. Washing or sanitizing hands before or after these moments helps protect the patient, workers, and the healthcare environment against infection.

5 Moments of Hand Hygiene

  1. Before Patient Contact
  2. Before an Aseptic Task
  3. After Body Fluid Exposure Risk
  4. After Patient Contact
  5. After Contact with Patient Surroundings

These moments often occur when a healthcare worker is in direct contact with a patient. For hand hygiene needs during patient contact, the Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program provides Point of Care tools. Point of Care tools are strategically placed to provide healthcare workers with hand hygiene options while caring for a patient. They can help reduce the spread of infections by tackling hand hygiene in areas that pose the highest risks.

“The aim of point of care availability is to provide access to hand hygiene products in the ‘patient zone’ – the location where the patient and healthcare personnel and environment intersect.”
APIC Implementation Guide: Guide to Hand Hygiene Programs for Infection Prevention

Symmetry Point of Care items include:

  • 50 ml Tray Table/W.O.W. Clip
  • 50 ml Suction Cup*
  • 550 ml Suction Cup*
  • 550 ml Wire Bracket
  • 550 ml Anesthesia Cart Bracket
  • 50 ml Lanyard

*Suction Cups contain Ionpure, an antimicrobial agent approved by the FDA, EPA, and NSF.

In combination with other key features of the Symmetry Hand Hygiene Program like education and awareness tools and behavior modification tools, Symmetry Point of Care tools provide a reminder to healthcare workers about the importance of hand hygiene during key moments. Symmetry’s goal is to provide your facility with all the tools needed to help prevent the spread of HAIs (healthcare-associated infections).

Contact your local representative to find out more about the program and to see how you can improve point of care hand hygiene in your facility.