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SC Johnson on Track to Meet Goals in Tackling Plastic Waste Crisis

94% of the company’s plastic packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable


SC Johnson is on track to meet its 2025 commitments to help reduce plastic waste and boost recycling. Over the past year, the company demonstrated its leadership on the issue of plastic waste, achieving a 1.7-million-kilogram reduction in the amount of plastic used in its primary packaging, among many other accomplishments outlined in the company’s 2018/19 Sustainability Report released.



“We’re at a tipping point in the global plastic waste crisis,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “Governments are making plans to take action, consumers are vowing to change behaviors, and businesses are stepping up to help. These are all important steps forward to solving this critical issue. While there are no easy solutions, the progress I’ve seen firsthand around the world gives me reason for hope.”


Progress on Plastic

In 2018, SC Johnson announced a series of commitments to accelerate its progress and turn the tide on plastic waste. The company’s new Sustainability Report provides updates on its progress to meet these commitments:

  • 94% of SC Johnson’s plastic packaging is now designed to be recyclable, reusable or compostable, up from 90% in fiscal year 2017/18.
  • SC Johnson uses 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) bottles for several product lines and in 2019 launched the industry’s first 100% recycled ocean plastic bottle made from plastic waste collected within 30 miles of an ocean or waterway in countries that lack effective, formal waste collection.
  • During fiscal year 2018/19, SC Johnson removed more than 1.7 million kilograms of plastic from primary packaging.
  • In 2019, SC Johnson expanded its concentrated refill offerings on e-commerce platforms like Amazon to greatly increase access to the products and introduce them to other international markets. They are now sold in the US, Canada and the UK, with more countries to come.


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.


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