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What Plastics Makers are Doing to Increase Packaging Recycling, Recovery

Plastics recycling in the US is at an all-time high, according to two reports released today at the 2016 Plastics Recycling Conference. The 2014 National Postconsumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report found recycling of post-consumer rigid plastics surged 276 million pounds, or 27 percent, in 2014 to reach a record … Read more »

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How to Improve Flexible Packaging Recycling

A project that aims to increase recycling rates and divert flexible packaging from landfills has attracted major brands, including Dow Chemical, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble, as partners. The flexible packaging recycling project, Materials Recovery for the Future, brings together brand owners, manufacturers, and packaging industry organizations that want to … Read more »

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SC Johnson Expands Ingredient Disclosure Website

SC Johnson has expanded its ingredient disclosure website to include product-specific fragrance disclosure to consumers, beginning with Glade. An April 2015 study commissioned by SC Johnson from GlobeScan, Implications of SC Johnson Ingredients and Fragrance Disclosure, found that consumers appreciate transparency and want to know what is in the products … Read more »

5 Steps to Safer Chemicals in Products

5 Steps to Safer Chemicals in Products

Consumers want safer chemicals and ingredients in their products, and they want companies to be transparent about what’s in their products. To meet this demand and achieve a competitive advantage, retailers and manufacturers including Target, Walmart and SC Johnson have taken steps to phase out hazardous chemicals in their products … Read more »

Climate Leadership Awards

UPS, Bank of America, SC Johnson Among Climate Award Winners

Sixteen organizations including UPS, Bank of America, SC Johnson and Sprint have received EPA awards for their response to climate change and leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, in partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy … Read more »

SC Johnson Wins Sustainable Development Award

SC Johnson Wins Sustainable Development Award

SC Johnson’s Greenlist process to improve product ingredients has won the company the World Environment Center’s 31st Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. The award recognizes SC Johnson’s focus on sustainability and transparency initiatives, capped off by its Greenlist ingredient management process, which focuses on improving … Read more »

SC Johnson Publishes Restricted Use Ingredients

SC Johnson Publishes Restricted Use Ingredients

SC Johnson has, for the first time, published its “restricted-use” ingredients — chemicals and other materials the company limits or has banned in its products to protect human health and the environment. Eliminated ingredients include bisphenol A (BPA), mercury and mercury-containing compounds, diethyl phthalate (DEP) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The … Read more »

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SC Johnson to Disclose Fragrance Ingredient Information

SC Johnson says it will expand its ingredient disclosure efforts by providing product-specific fragrance ingredient information. The company says this move makes it the first major US consumer goods company to disclose fragrance ingredients. Beginning in the spring of 2015, consumers will have access to the main ingredients used to … Read more »

SC Johnson Enlists Bloggers in Green Campaign

SC Johnson today launched a PR push to encourage families to take simple steps towards helping the environment. As part of the 30 Green Days Challenge – launched to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day –  four families from the US, Canada and the UK agreed to make one “green-minded” change … Read more »

Cleaning Industry Launches Sustainable Products Initiative

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), whose members include Dow Chemical, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson and Seventh Generation among other major brands, has launched a voluntary initiative to improve the sustainability of cleaning products. The Charter for Sustainable Cleaning goes beyond basic legal requirements and provides a framework for driving the … Read more »

SC Johnson Sustainability Report: GHGs Up 3%

SC Johnson Sustainability Report: GHGs Up 3%

SC Johnson’s greenhouse gas emissions rose three percent between 2011 and 2012, a 1.8 percentage point change versus its 2000 baseline – but the company says the addition of two US wind turbines is set to put it back on track. In its 2013 sustainability report, SC Johnson admits it … Read more »