As part of its efforts to reduce plastic waste, SC Johnson announced the launch of its new DISSOLVE™ concentrated pods across its Windex®, Scrubbing Bubbles® and fantastik® brands in the U.S., combined with refillable bottles, a system the company says will reduce 94 percent The amount of plastic used per refill.
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To use these products, you place one concentrated pod into an empty bottle, add warm water, twist on top of the spray, and shake until the pod dissolves. That sounds like a big improvement over throwing an empty plastic pod in a landfill.
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“Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges we face today, and at SC Johnson, we have a responsibility to help reduce waste and provide consumers with more sustainable product choices,” said Fisk Johnson, SC Johnson Chairman and CEO. “Since launching our first concentrated filler more than a decade ago, we’ve been developing products that enable people to reduce more plastic in their daily lives.”
Consumers can purchase a starter kit, which includes concentrated pods and a reusable, 100% recyclable trigger bottle, or a la carte refill pods. The new pods are now available on Amazon and nationwide brick-and-mortar retailers such as Target, Meijer and Walmart.
The Racine, Wisconsin-based company has developed a series of waste reduction initiatives, including increasing the amount of post-consumer recycled plastic from currently 19% of product packaging to 25% by 2025 and making it 100% plastic Packaging is recyclable. SC Johnson’s Ecover® brand has been testing gas station concepts in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.
If you try new pods, keep in mind that they are packed with concentrated chemicals that can be harmful if you eat them or get them on your skin. Be sure to keep this product away from kids who might be interested in the sapphire blue Windex pod or dogs that chew on anything.
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