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Data last verified on Alchemy™: Mar 12, 2022

Ocean-bound plastic

Ocean-bound plastic has not yet found its way into the ocean. This represents plastic that is found on the ground within 50 kilometers of a waterway or coastal area, and is otherwise unlikely to be collected.

Bottles Stopped

The amount of ocean-bound plastic collected and recycled in our recycling communities converted into bottles. Conversion rate is 50 bottles per kg (the average weight of a 500mL bottle is ~20g)

Community Members

Individuals within a recycling community who collect plastic and deliver it to a collection point in exchange for collection benefits.

Recycling Communities

Community of plastic collectors living within 50 kilometres of ocean-bound waterways involved in plastic collection and its exchange at Plastic Bank collection points.

Alchemy™

Alchemy is the blockchain platform that powers the Plastic Bank app. It enables fully traceable recycling processes, secures income for recycling community members and tailors impact reports for our stewards.

Plastic Bank’s Partnership with SC Johnson

Expanding Recycling Ecosystems Around The World while Promoting Sustainable Packaging Solutions

SC Johnson has helped stop over 1 billion bottles of ocean plastic – that’s 20 million kilograms of plastic waste!

Since 2018, SC Johnson has built, nurtured and supported 379 collection points and over 22,000 registered collectors in the Philippines, Indonesia and Brazil. The plastic collected in these ecosystems is recycled and reprocessed into Social Plastic™ and integrated into SCJ’s products like Windex and Mr Muscle.

SC Johnson’s Impact Report

Start date: 01/2019
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20,619,309 kg of plastic extracted Opening soon!
PET
HDPE
PP
Mixed
1,030,965,450 bottles collected
379 Collection Points
Communities Served
Cities Served
89,735 Lives Impacted
22983 Collectors
Women Collectors
Schools Impacted
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Building a closed-loop supply chain

SC Johnson is creating a closed-loop supply chain by reintroducing ocean bound plastic into its packaging. In 2019, SC Johnson launched its first Windex® Vinegar bottle made out of 100% Social Plastic®. And in 2020, it launched bottles made with 100% Social Plastic® in Windex® Original and Windex® Vinegar in North America, as well as Mr. Muscle® Platinum Window and Glass Cleaner in the U.K. and Ireland.

SC Johnson brands use Social Plastic®

SC Johnson incorporates Social Plastic® into its cleaning product lines

Growing together

Our first activation with SC Johnson took place in 2019. We opened 9 collection branches in Bali, Indonesia – including our first mobile collection branch enabling us to engage new collector communities. Indonesia is now the largest Plastic Bank recycling ecosystem with over 10,000 registered collectors, collecting over 4 million kg of ocean bound plastic.

Leveraging our success in Indonesia, we partnered with SC Johnson to build the first Plastic Bank recycling ecosystem in Brazil. Since November 2019, we have opened 15 branches in Rio de Janeiro, engaging over 1,400 members and collecting over 670,000 kg of ocean bound plastic.

Looking forward

In partnership with SC Johnson, we’re expanding our recycling ecosystems around the world! Over 3 years, we will be opening 509 collection branches in Indonesia, the Philippines, Brazil, Thailand, and Vietnam. The 509 collection branches will enable the collection of 30 million kg of plastic – the equivalent of preventing 1.5 billion plastic bottles from entering the ocean. SC Johnson is committed to reintroducing Social Plastic back into its products creating a circular supply chain.

“Building recycling infrastructure to stop plastic before it reaches the ocean and reintroducing it into products and packaging is key to solving the ocean plastics problem. I’m particularly pleased that this program we developed with Plastic Bank helps to address poverty and create a closed-loop supply chain at the same time.”

Fisk Johnson
Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson