US-based SC Johnson’s bag manufacturing facility in Michigan, is now completely powered by wind energy.
The Ziploc brand bag manufacturing facility receives electricity from nearby windfarms, joining two other SC Johnson facilities that fully operate on clean energy.
The latest development will enable the company to continue efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
SC Johnson's global corporate affairs, communication, and sustainability senior vice-president Kelly Semrau said: “With our third site powered entirely by wind energy, almost one third of SC Johnson’s energy usage globally now comes from renewable sources.”
In 2012, SC Johnson commissioned two 415ft turbines at its Waxdale manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. The two turbines produce nearly eight million kilowatt-hour of electricity annually. They also help eliminate about 6,000t of carbon emissions every year.
SC Johnson has been using renewable energy at its global sites since 2004. By the end of last year, it had achieved around 52% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions versus its 2000 baseline.
Apart from wind energy sources, the company uses waste biomass products to receive clean energy for its sites including its facility in Indonesia.
Image: Wind turbines provide 100% of the electrical energy for three SC Johnson manufacturing plants. Photo: courtesy of SC Johnson & SON