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SC Johnson Announces All Trigger Bottles in Europe Are Now Made from 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic

All trigger bottles in Europe also feature perforated sleeves to help increase recyclability as part of SC Johnson’s commitment to tackle plastic waste 

RACINE, Wis., December 7, 2020 – SC Johnson, an industry-leading manufacturer of household cleaning and other consumer and professional products, today announced all of its trigger bottle products in Europe are now made using 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic. The bottles, used in a range of SC Johnson products such as Mr Muscle®, Pledge®, Pliz®, and Pronto® are now covered with a new perforated sleeve, which can be easily removed by consumers, helping to increase recyclability. Typically, sleeves that cover plastic bottles contain ink and have low melting temperatures, which can pollute municipal waste recycling streams. 

“SC Johnson teams in Europe and around the world remain relentlessly focused on reducing plastic waste and our environmental footprint,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “By increasing our use of 100% PCR and offering a removable plastic sleeve, we want to drive increased recyclability and help create a more circular plastic economy.”

The new bottles reflect SC Johnson’s continued progress in tackling the plastic pollution crisis. Some of the ways the company is increasing the use of PCR and removing excess packaging from products include: 

  • A goal to triple the amount of post-consumer recycled plastic content in packaging across its product lines by 2025. 
  • The launch of a new line of Mr Muscle® Platinum Window & Glass cleaner in the UK and Ireland featuring 100% recycled ocean-bound plastic bottles. The plastic for the bottles is sourced from its global partnership with Plastic Bank, which helps prevent plastic waste from entering the oceans while improving the lives of those who help collect it. 
  • The company has eliminated 2,575 metric tons of unnecessary or problematic plastic packaging since 2018, including 875 metric tons since last year.
  • The company has set a goal to make 100% of its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. Currently, more than 62% of SC Johnson products are designed for this, and the company is expanding concentrated refill options and refill trials with Ecover through Waitrose and Sainsbury supermarkets.

SC Johnson also works closely with several partner organisations to support circular plastic economy models and keep plastic out of landfills and the wider environment. The company is a signatory of The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, an initiative led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme to establish a common vision for companies to help create a circular economy for plastics. 

For more information on SC Johnson’s commitment to addressing plastic pollution and to learn how the company is helping to support a more circular plastic economy, visit www.scjohnson.com/plastic.


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 U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 134-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