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Collecting Plastic for Recycling

Only about 32% of plastic is recycled in Mexico City.* We partnered with BioBox to support plastic collection.

To help reduce waste and increase plastic recycling, SC Johnson celebrated Earth Day 2022 by partnering with BioBox, a Mexican startup that aims to promote environmental awareness and make recycling more accessible in Mexico City.

From April 19 to May 20, BioBox plastic collection machines located throughout Mexico City accepted SC Johnson products like Mr Muscle® and Pato® for recycling. Continuous BioBox users also accumulate points they can exchange for products, coupons or other uses. 

The partnership allowed BioBox to continue collecting 500,000 containers per month, which are transformed into products that benefit rural communities, such as benches and desks for schools and play structures for parks. 

Consumers Followed Four Simple Steps:

  1. Download the BioBox app.
  2. Locate the nearest BioBox machine and scan the QR code.
  3. Scan the barcode on the SC Johnson product packaging to be recycled.
  4. Place containers inside collection machines with the company logo.

BioBox plastic collection machine in Mexico City.
* Source: Quantitative Study of the Plastics Recycling Industry in Mexico, conducted by Mexican National Association of Plastic Industries (Anipac), during 2021.