RACINE, Wis., 28 October 2018 – Today, SC Johnson is announcing a series of commitments to further reduce its own plastic footprint, by boosting recycled plastic content in its packaging, supporting reuse of plastic bottles through concentrated refills, and launching an effort to make Ziploc® bags recyclable locally.
For decades, plastic has been making lives better for people around the world. The problem of plastic pollution, however, has become a growing one with more than 30 percent of plastic waste escaping collection systems and going into the environment. Ocean plastic has reached a global crisis level, with 8 million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year – the equivalent of one dump truck load every minute.¹ Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson witnessed this pollution himself on a dive recently in Indonesia.
“At SC Johnson, being an environmental leader has been a principle we have worked hard at for generations”, said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “With the increasing spotlight on the global plastic waste crisis, we wanted to share our efforts externally. We hope they inspire other companies to take similar steps toward a circular plastic economy, because the planet simply cannot sustain the status quo.”
SC Johnson has a longstanding commitment to preserving the environment and has been working to improve the sustainability and circularity of its plastic products for more than a decade. Today, SC Johnson is announcing a series of commitments in accordance with the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to reduce its own plastic footprint, and encourage reuse and recycling of plastic products:
About SC Johnson
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the USA and beyond, with brands marketed outside the USA including AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 132-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com
¹ World Economic Forum, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and McKinsey & Company, The New Plastics Economy – Rethinking the future of plastics (2016, http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/publications).