Eight million metric tonnes of plastic reach the world’s oceans every year, equating to a rubbish truck full of plastic being dumped into the ocean every minute.1 This is an issue around the world and SC Johnson Professional’s new soap dispenser is a further opportunity to reuse plastic waste that otherwise was bound for the ocean or landfills.

In 2018, SC Johnson started partnering with Plastic Bank™ to build recycling ecosystems while promoting the use of recycled recovered coastal plastic in the packaging for some of its products. Plastic Bank™ is a social enterprise that empowers collection communities in vulnerable coastal areas in Indonesia, Philippines and Brazil to stop plastic waste before it reaches oceans or landfills, whilst improving the lives of those that collect it. To date, the partnership has enabled the creation of over 379 plastic collection centres, across, Indonesia, Philippines and Brazil, stopped more than 20 million kilograms of plastic – the equivalent of 1 billion plastic bottles – from reaching the oceans or landfills and has provided more than 20,000 collection community members with additional economic opportunities.

This empowers communities in vulnerable coastal areas to stop plastic waste before it enters oceans or landfills, whilst improving the lives of those who collect it by offering in exchange numerous social benefits. The collected plastic is then recycled, creating a circular economy that benefits all.

The SC Johnson Professional® Proline WAVE 1 litre washroom soap dispenser is made with 70% recovered coastal plastic. Recovered coastal plastic is post-consumer recycled plastic collected on land within 31 miles / 50 km of an ocean so that it does not reach oceans or landfills, in countries with high volumes of uncollected plastic waste.

A hand getting foam soap out of a dispenser

Plus the Proline Wave dispenser can be used with the full range of SC Johnson Professional® foam soaps, which compared with traditional lotion soaps provide people with an effective, pleasant hand wash using up to 45% less water and 30% less product2when washing and rinsing. That’s more hand washes for the same product size.

As with all SC Johnson Professional dispensers it is also guaranteed for life, the dispensers are built to last and there is a lifetime warranty in normal use. If a dispenser breaks, we replace it. Additionally, the push button on the dispenser is protected with Biocote technology3

Learn more about SC Johnson Professional’s new soap dispenser which is made from the equivalent of 16 x 500ml recovered coastal plastic waste plastic bottles by contacting your local Service Centre.

1. https://www.scjohnson.com/en/stories/sustainable-world/plastic-reuse-and-recycling/2021/how-sc-johnsons-recycled-bottles-help-lift-up-families-and-fight-ocean-plastic

2. SC Johnson Professional sponsored study: Media4Change Ltd. How a Single Change in a Washroom can significantly reduce water consumption and associated costs, 2011.

3. BioCote® protected button – BioCote® silver ion technology effectively reduces bacteria, mould and fungi on the surface of BioCote® treated SCJ Professional® dispenser buttons within as little as 2 hours and achieves up to 99.99% reduction over a 24 hour period†. BioCote® maintains its antimicrobial protection for the lifetime of the dispenser button and will not wear off, wash off or leach out. BioCote® technology is not a substitute for good hand hygiene practices.