Welcome!

News Feed Item

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

High-Res Images Available Upon Request

*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."

SOURCE SC Johnson

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
With more than 30 Kubernetes solutions in the marketplace, it's tempting to think Kubernetes and the vendor ecosystem has solved the problem of operationalizing containers at scale or of automatically managing the elasticity of the underlying infrastructure that these solutions need to be truly scalable. Far from it. There are at least six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments. In this presentation, the speaker will d...
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might...
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it's important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. "Fly two mistakes high" is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Le...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
As Cybric's Chief Technology Officer, Mike D. Kail is responsible for the strategic vision and technical direction of the platform. Prior to founding Cybric, Mike was Yahoo's CIO and SVP of Infrastructure, where he led the IT and Data Center functions for the company. He has more than 24 years of IT Operations experience with a focus on highly-scalable architectures.
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
CI/CD is conceptually straightforward, yet often technically intricate to implement since it requires time and opportunities to develop intimate understanding on not only DevOps processes and operations, but likely product integrations with multiple platforms. This session intends to bridge the gap by offering an intense learning experience while witnessing the processes and operations to build from zero to a simple, yet functional CI/CD pipeline integrated with Jenkins, Github, Docker and Azure...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Dhiraj Sehgal works in Delphix's product and solution organization. His focus has been DevOps, DataOps, private cloud and datacenters customers, technologies and products. He has wealth of experience in cloud focused and virtualized technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage. He has spoken at Cloud Expo for last 3 years now in New York and Santa Clara.
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and innovate at scale. Cloud and cognitive technologies can help them leverage hidden data in SAP/ERP systems to fuel their businesses to accelerate digital transformation success.
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application portability. In this session we'll describe best practices for "configuration as code" in a Kubernetes environment. We will demonstrate how a properly constructed containerized app can be deployed to both Amazon and Azure ...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.