Combatting Plastic Waste Crisis, SC Johnson Expands Offerings of Concentrate Products

One million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute of each day1. As an early champion of concentrate products nearly a decade ago, SC Johnson is continuing to address the plastic waste crisis by expanding and widening access to its concentrate offerings.  

“Plastic waste is becoming a bigger and bigger environmental problem,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “We hope more people can give concentrates a try as every single time you use a concentrate bottle you use nearly 80% less plastic waste.”

Since the unveiling of Windex® concentrates in 2011, SC Johnson has steadily expanded its refill options to other popular cleaning brands, including Pledge®, Scrubbing Bubbles®, Shout® and fantastik®.  

The new line of SC Johnson concentrates will begin rolling out in the U.S. and Canada this month, with Scrubbing Bubbles®, Windex® and fantastik® bottles and two-count refills set to hit Amazon and other e-commerce retailers – including Target and Walmart websites – first. The next wave of concentrate refills – including Scrubbing Bubbles®, Windex® and Mr Muscle® – will be available for purchase online in Mexico this July, and in the United Kingdom starting in August. China and Japan will follow in September.

Beyond ease of use, the benefits of concentrate refills are primarily environmental. SC Johnson trigger bottles, for example, deliver more than 10,000 sprays and can be refilled dozens of times. By purchasing bottles with such a long lifespan, millions of pounds of plastic waste are stopped from ending up in landfills.

Concentrate refills are an easy choice for everyday cleaning. Consumers simply combine one bottle of concentrate with regular tap water in a reusable trigger bottle. A handy label helps identify what’s in the bottle for future use.

“Refilling with a concentrate is a small change that could make a real difference in minimizing plastic waste,” Johnson said. “Together, we can reduce plastic waste and work towards a cleaner planet.”

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