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Helping protect families, with lower impact products

We’re always searching for innovative ways to reduce the impact of our products and our operations. With our mosquito coils, we identified opportunities to lessen our impact by looking at the ingredients and processes we use. 

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.
A new life for sawdust, coconut shells and palm husks
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.

Widely used in Asia, Africa and South America, a mosquito coil is a low cost tool to help families repel mosquitoes in the home. It’s similar to an incense stick, but shaped in a spiral. Easy to use, when lit it releases an active ingredient that helps repel mosquitoes to help people avoid mosquito bites. 

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.