8 Clever Ways Johnson & Johnson Has Been Smart About Recycling Since 1886

Every day is Earth Day at a company that has made sustainable practices a priority for more than 130 years. Take a look at these highly creative recycling programs that have popped up through the decades.
Apr 17, 2018 9:00 AM ET

Originally published on jnj.com

By Jessica Henderson

Dental floss, doll dresses and doggy training pads. What do these three things have in common? Believe it or not, they're all products Johnson & Johnson has made by upcycling materials that otherwise would have gone to waste.

Since its beginnings in 1886, the company has found innovative ways to repurpose surplus materials into new products. Practical, yes—but this practice also falls in line with Johnson & Johnson's long commitment to sustainability, which is spelled out today in its Health for Humanity 2020 Goals.

In honor of that heritage, and in tune with the tenets of Earth Day, we're taking a look at eight surprising ways the company has found creative new uses for everything from sutures to sanitary pads.

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