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Thursday, November 05 2020 - 18:01
SC Johnson Makes Significant Progress Toward 2025 Targets in Tackling Plastic Pollution, Update Revealed in Global Commitment Report from Ellen MacArthur Foundation
RACINE, Wis., Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ AsiaNet/ --

- Panel discussion on insights and next steps to be hosted by FT Live today at 
2:00 pm GMT[]

    SC Johnson, one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning 
and other consumer and professional products, is making significant progress 
toward its 2025 targets to tackle plastic pollution. The company's work to 
create a more sustainable world is highlighted today in the publication of 
Ellen MacArthur Foundation's second annual report on the New Plastics Economy 
Global Commitment, a set of targets uniting more than 450 businesses, 
governments and other organizations to address plastic waste and pollution.

   "SC Johnson teams are continuing to create products and packaging that give 
consumers more sustainable options," said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC 
Johnson. "We all have a responsibility to address this critical environmental 
issue, but equally none of us can solve this challenge alone. It will take a 
unified effort from business, government and civil society to create a circular 
plastic economy."

    Today's report shows that although progress had been made in some areas 
between 2018 and 2019, more needs to be done, and at greater speed, in order to 
achieve the 2025 targets.

    The report findings and plastic waste challenge will be discussed at 2 p.m. 
GMT this afternoon in a panel event hosted by Financial Times 
Live[], with participation from the 
Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the UN Environment Programme, SC Johnson, Danone 
and Federated Hermes. 

SC Johnson Progress in Tackling Plastic Waste Crisis

    In association with the Global Commitment, SC Johnson is pursuing a series 
of goals to accelerate its progress to tackle plastic waste, including: 

    -Triple the amount of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic content in 
packaging by 2025, 
     including Mr Muscle and several other product lines. Today 14% of SC 
Johnson's packaging 
     is PCR, up from 6% last year. 
    -Continue to remove excess plastics wherever possible. SC Johnson has 
eliminated 2,575 
     metric tons of unnecessary or problematic plastic packaging since 2018, 
including 875 
     metric tons since last year. 
    -Make 100% of its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 
     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. 
    -Continue to work with industry and other organizations to support circular 
     economy models and keep plastic out of landfills and the environment. SC 
     global partnership with Plastic Bank has collected more than 5,000 metric 
tons of 
     plastic, which is being incorporated into product packaging as an 
alternative to virgin 
     plastic. SC Johnson is also a Global Partner to the Ellen MacArthur 
Foundation to help 
     advance a circular economy, together with other companies such as Intesa 
     Danone, Google, H&M, Nike, Phillips, Renault, Solvay and Unilever. 

    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[].

    To read the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment report, visit 

    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 
WINDEX(R) and ZIPLOC(R) in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside 
MUSCLE(R) and RIDSECT(R). 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.

    Caption: SC Johnson

    Caption: Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, sees firsthand the 
risks of plastic in the water and its impact on marine life.

    Caption: SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson investigating firsthand 
the effects of plastic pollution.
    Caption:SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson (left) on stage with 
Roberto Ampuero Espinoza, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chile (centre) and Dame 
Ellen MacArthur (right) after signing the New Plastics Economy Global 
Commitment at the 2018 Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia. (Graham 
Crouch/AP Photography for SC Johnson)

    Source:  SC Johnson