Helping protect families, with lower impact products
These changes are helping to create a better world, while still providing families with products that help protect them from mosquitoes and the diseases they may carry.
We’re making mosquito coils from waste material
SC Johnson mosquito coils are typically made from materials such as sawdust, coconut shells and palm husks, that are byproducts of forestry operations.
By choosing not to use virgin wood for our coils, we’re relieving pressure on forests.
Waste materials. Renewable energy.
We use the waste from rice grains as a fuel source
It matters what a product is made from. And how it’s made matters too. Making mosquito coils demands energy to compress materials into the coil shape, as well as to dry the finished coils.
Since 2012, our mosquito coil facility in Indonesia has used waste husks from rice grains as a fuel source for production. This helps avoid the burning of fossil-based fuels and cuts around 7,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year.
Using waste rice husks as a fuel source for our mosquito coil production cuts approx. 7,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.