27 Feb '12, 8pm

#Didyouknow that 500 pairs of used blue jeans can be used to insulate one Habitat house?

Over the past five years, 662,000 used denim jeans (and denim shirts, hats) have been turned into insulation for over 1300 homes, thanks to a unique recycling initative from Cotton, Inc. The trade association set up a nationwide collection effort to keep used denim out of landfills by donating it to Habitat for Humanity. The group, which builds low income green homes around the country, uses it for insulation in areas of the US hit by natural disasters. Cotton Inc's "From Blue to Green" initiative collects denim from a network of American clothing retailers, college student organizations, community groups, and others. Insulation maker Bonded Logic turns them into Ultratouch insulation, 90% recycled from denim and then donates it to Habitat. Ultratouch, which qualifies for 12 LEED credits, doesn't have formaldehyde like many kinds of bat insulation and isn't itchy to touch....

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