Yay!! Cotton From Blue to Green is accepting jeans and other denim pieces for recycling again. Have you heard about this program? Do you have old jeans you no longer wear and/or small children who manage to get holes in the knees of every pair you buy? Then read on... Since its inception, Cotton From Blue to Green, "the Cotton. From Blue to Green.® denim drive program has received over half a million pieces of denim. This results in approximately 1.5 million square feet of UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation to assist with building efforts for communities in need.
Since the start of the Cotton. From Blue to Green.® denim drive program in 2006, the insulation has been distributed to Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country. As another avenue for distribution, at the end of 2010, Cotton launched a Grant Program for architects, contractors, builders and project developers to apply for grants of UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation for community-based green buildings."
I've been saving all the kids' worn pairs (as for a while CFBtG couldn't accept any new denim because they were overwhelmed by amount folks wanted to recycle) and am happy to see that the Mail-In Program is back in action. Click here for more info on recycling your denim- just another great way to help our Earth.
PS- DC-area folks, I'm happy to be your recycling repository and get your denim mailed in if that would be helpful. Just let me know.