SC Johnson Partners with Plastic Bank to Combat Plastic Pollution
SC Johnson, an industry-leading manufacturer of household consumer brands such as Windex®, Mr. Muscle®, Glade® and OFF!® celebrates its milestone of stopping 40 million kilograms of coastal plastic – the equivalent of 2 billion single-use bottles – from entering the ocean, in partnership with Plastic Bank.
For decades, SC Johnson has been at work for a better world by driving sustainability initiatives that will positively impact generations to come. Since 2018, SC Johnson and Plastic Bank have partnered to stop ocean plastic and provide disadvantaged communities new economic opportunities. The partnership has created over 500 collection branches across Indonesia, the Philippines, and Brazil, supporting more than 19,000 collection community members to achieve this milestone.
Plastic Bank empowers a social recycling movement that stops plastic waste from reaching the oceans and uses it as currency to help alleviate poverty. It identifies vulnerable coastlines across the world that need plastic collection infrastructure and supports local entrepreneurs to establish collection branches. It gathers recycling communities to collect plastic on land — within 31 miles of a coastline or an ocean-bound waterway — that might otherwise end up in oceans or landfills. Collected plastic is exchanged at the branches by community members for secure income and life-improving benefits that help them find a path out of poverty. Collected material is processed into Social Plastic® feedstock for reuse in products and packaging.
“Plastic pollution and poverty are two of the world’s most pressing issues. Our collaboration with SC Johnson enables us to make great strides in tackling these challenges. But we must understand that our milestone is just the dust of the massive amount of plastic left in the environment. We all need to take part in building a world where no material is wasted and no human is wasteful. It is only then that we succeed,” said David Katz, Founder, Plastic Bank.
Since 2019, SC Johnson has been integrating Plastic Bank’s Social [coastal] Plastic® into the packaging of its Windex brand in North America and Mr. Muscle in the UK.
About SC Johnson
Founded in 1886 and headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin, SC Johnson believes that a more sustainable, healthier and transparent world that inspires people and creates opportunities isn’t just possible – it’s our responsibility. Around the world, we use our resources to unlock greater economic and educational opportunities for people and communities where access may be limited, but curiosity and potential are limitless.See how SC Johnson is a Family Company At Work For a Better World by visiting scjohnson.com
About Plastic Bank
Plastic Bank empowers the Social Recycling movement that stops ocean plastic and helps alleviate poverty. Collection communities exchange plastic waste as currency for income and life-improving benefits. Exchanges are recorded through our proprietary blockchain-secured platform, enabling traceable collection, secured income, and verified reporting. The collected material is processed into Social Plastic® feedstock for reuse in products and packaging. Learn more at plasticbank.com