After more than a decade working to improve the sustainability of our plastic packaging, in 2018 we took steps to further accelerate our progress.
Already, more than 94 percent of SC Johnson’s plastic packaging is designed to be recyclable, reusable or compostable, and we’ve used post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic in our bottles for years.
Now, we’re expanding concentrated refills
, tripling our PCR plastic use, using bottles made from ocean-bound plastic, and aiming to make 100 percent of our plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
Of course, it’s not going to be easy. Increasing the PCR in packaging can affect its color, making it look less appealing in stores. But we’re viewing that as a “badge of honor” that we’re doing the right thing — and we’re proceeding anyway.
Likewise, we’ve been selling concentrated refills for nearly a decade, but found that most consumers simply haven’t been ready to make the switch to refilling. We’re hopeful that with growing awareness of plastic pollution, people will embrace this plastic-saving option.