SC Johnson signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment at the 2018 Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia.
Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and in collaboration with the UN Environment, the commitment addresses the root cause of plastic pollution, and aims to keep plastics out of the ocean.
The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment was launched at the conference, where SC Johnson chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson was joined by Dame Ellen MacArthur (founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation) and Erik Solheim, United Nations executive environment director. More than 250 organizations have signed the document, whose concrete commitments include:
- Taking action to eliminate problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging by 2025
- Taking action to move from single-use toward reuse models where relevant by 2025
- Making 100% of plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025
- Significantly increasing recycled content in packaging by 2025
“We measure our success not by the financial report of the next quarter, but by what we can do to make the world better for this generation and the next,” said Fisk Johnson. “Together with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and other global organizations, we are making ambitious commitments and taking united action to create a new plastics economy that helps stop plastic from becoming waste.”
“By signing the Global Commitment, SC Johnson and over 250 other organizations are drawing a line in the sand today,” added Sander Defruyt, lead of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative. “They are uniting behind one common vision of what is needed to eliminate plastic pollution at the source and committing to eliminate the plastics we don’t need and to ensure that all plastics we do need can be easily reused or recycled.”