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SC Johnson Introduces Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags

Composting Can Help Reduce Landfill Waste and Create Soil Supplement

RACINE, Wis., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags are the latest offering from SC Johnson, providing compostable storage solutions that help reduce landfill waste for people looking to make green choices without sacrificing food freshness or convenience. Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags, available exclusively online at SCJGreenChoices.com, are designed for use in commercial composting facilities that accept food scraps and compostable bags.*

From concentrated cleaners to compostable bags, SC Johnson works to offer consumers green choices with their trusted household brands. In 2011, the company launched the Windex® Mini concentrated refill pouch in an effort to create a dialogue about the use of concentrates and gather consumer feedback. The company heard directly from consumers who offered insights and ideas, leading to an expanded concentrated cleaner refill lineup of five of the company's most popular brands. Now, the launch of Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags offers another positive option; helping to save plastic from ending up in landfills, without sacrificing food freshness or convenience.

"At SC Johnson, part of our sustainability efforts include making innovative, effective household products that are better for the environment and future generations," says Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability at SC Johnson. "The introduction of our new Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags is an extension of that commitment and we are proud to make products that have a positive impact, without compromising the quality that our consumers expect."

The Case for Composting
When composted in a commercial composting facility that accepts food scraps and compostable bags, Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags can have a direct impact by reducing landfill waste and creating valuable soil supplement.

In 2010, Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash and about 25 percent of it was food scraps and yard trimmings. Composting recovered more than 20 million tons of waste, but that's less than a third of the material that could have been composted. While curbside commercial composting programs nationwide are rather small in number, they can have an immediate and positive impact – if participation in composting increased by just 20 percent, an additional 4 million tons of compostable waste could be prevented from going to landfills.**  

About Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags
Ziploc® Brand Compostable bags are now available for purchase exclusively on SCJGreenChoices.com in a variety of options including:

  • Ziploc® Brand Compostable Sandwich Bags: $5.27 each (includes 20 sandwich bags)
  • Ziploc® Brand Compostable Food Storage Bags: $5.27 each (includes 15 quart-sized storage bags)
  • Ziploc® Brand Compostable Food Scrap Bags: $9.00 each (includes 20 2.6-gallon food scrap bags)

All three bag types are certified compostable under ASTM D6400 by the Biodegradable Products Institute.*** They can be composted in commercial composting facilities that accept food scraps and compostable bags. Check locally to see if such a facility exists in your community as these facilities do not exist in many areas, by visiting FindaComposter.com. Ziploc® Brand Compostable Bags are not suitable for backyard composting because they are less efficient than commercial composting facilities, which are designed to ensure proper conditions for the ideal compost. 

To learn more about SC Johnson and the company's commitment to sustainability, visit SCJohnson.com, follow @SCJGreenChoices or access the 2012 Sustainability Report at SCJohnson.com/report. To learn more about other environmental programs created by Ziploc® Brand, please visit Ziploc.com/Sustainability.

WEB ADDRESS
www.scjohnson.com
www.scjgreenchoices.com

SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR. MUSCLE®, and RIDSECT®. The 127-year-old company, that generates $9 billion in sales, employs nearly 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com

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*Check locally to see if such a facility exists in your community as these facilities do not exist in many areas, by visiting FindaComposter.com. Not suitable for backyard composting.

**http://www.epa.gov/osw/nonhaz/municipal/pubs/msw_2010_rev_factsheet.pdf

***The bags have been certified as meeting the specifications established in the American Society for Testing and Materials standard ASTM D6400 in accordance with the terms and conditions of the "Biodegradable Products Institute and The United States Composting Council – Certification Program for Products Made of Compostable Plastics – Program Rules."

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