Thursday, June 21, 2012

Recycling Blue Jeans

I like to save clothes when they wear out and make them into new things, like water bottle holders, and tote bags, but I just ran across another way to recycle denim blue jeans, so I thought I would share for those of you not interested in restyling old jeans into new things.

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Cotton
Even if you don't use every scrap of your old clothes, you can still be earth-friendly and keep your old jeans out of landfills.

Cotton: From Blue to Green recycles old denim into Ultra Touch (TM) house insulation. With a lot to recommend this type of recycling and insulation, Ultra Touch (TM):
  • is environmentally safe
  • is non-itch (as someone allergic to fiberglass I especially appreciate this feature)
  • is non-carcinogenic
  • is formaldehyde-free
  • is free of chemical additives
  • provides exceptional thermal performance
  • provides 30% more sound absorbing than fiberglass
  • contains an active mold/mildew inhibitor (it is one of the only insulation products that does this.)
Interestingly, it does not appear the everyday person can go buy this premium insulation, because it goes to Habitat for Humanity and community projects can apply for a grant of this blue insulation.

So, if you are not in the mood to recycle, restyle, or upcycle your old jeans, you can always feel good about donating them to be recycled into this eco-friendly insulation.

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