SC Johnson Professional is launching a new washroom soap dispenser made from recovered coastal plastic. The SCJ Professional® Proline WAVE 1 litre washroom soap dispenser is made from 70% recovered coastal plastic, which is post-consumer recycled waste plastic collected on land within 31 miles of an ocean so that it does not reach oceans or landfills. Each SCJ Professional® Proline WAVE dispenser is the equivalent of 16 x 500ml waste plastic bottles that have been prevented from reaching the oceans or landfills in vulnerable coastal areas where there is little formal waste collection infrastructure.

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. 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.

SC Johnson Professional CEO Katja von Raven said: “In the US and Europe, SC Johnson has already seen successful launches of bottles made from 100% recovered coastal plastic in Mr Muscle® and Windex® product ranges, thanks to the company’s global partnership with Plastic Bank™. At SC Johnson Professional we are now excited to be bringing this truly innovative approach to professional markets as well, with our SCJ Professional® Proline WAVE soap dispenser.

“In our extensive market research with facility management professionals, we found that 91% of respondents believed that their choice of a skin care dispenser can contribute to meeting their business’s sustainability targets. So, by leading the way with our new dispenser made from 70% recovered coastal plastic, we are allowing our customers to act immediately on a topic they and their people care about.”

The SC Johnson partnership with Plastic Bank™ empowers collection communities in vulnerable coastal areas in Indonesia, Philippines and Brazil to stop plastic waste before it enters the oceans or landfills, whilst improving the lives of those who collect it by providing them with a new source of income.

SC Johnson Professional believes the new SCJ Professional® Proline WAVE soap dispenser will help organisations who choose it to achieve their own sustainability goals by demonstrating they are making a sustainable choice that helps stop plastic waste from reaching the oceans or landfills and supports the important work of Plastic Bank™.

Find out more about the SCJ Professional® Proline WAVE soap dispenser here.