How To Recycle Your Jeans

by heather

I consider myself to be pretty eco-savvy. But, I had no idea you could recycle denim.

photo courtesy of Green Jeans Insulation photo courtesy of Green Jeans Insulation

I mean, I’ve always donated mine in the past, but the jeans that were especially ripped or stained just went in trash.

This is why I almost did a back-flip when I found this company that actually uses recycled jeans to make insulation for homes.

Green Jeans Insulation takes old blue jeans that people donate from all over the country and turn it into a type of insulation they call Ultra Touch Natural Cotton Fiber Insulation.

photo courtesy of Green Jeans Insulation photo courtesy of Green Jeans Insulation

The cool thing about Ultra Touch is that it’s made from 85% recycled material. There are not VOCs, it doesn’t itch, and it contains no chemical irritants. It also doesn’t give off any airborne particulates, and resists mold and fungi growth.

And the best part is that they’re finding new uses for old things: our jeans. They’re keeping tons of jeans from rotting in landfills every year, in addition to giving us a safer way to insulate our homes.

What’s not to love?

If you want to donate your jeans to this worthy cause, mail them to:

photo courtesy of Green Jeans Insulation photo courtesy of Green Jeans Insulation

Green Jeans Insulation Inc.
1109 W. Milwaukee St.
Stoughton, WI 53589

If you want to check out their site, click here.

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Roger September 1, 2016 at 11:11 am

Are you still active in Stoughton?

Thx

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