1000 Flowers for the Planet - #338 Install Environmentally Friendly Insulation
The reasons for installing insulation in your home cover the usual positive results of reducing heating and cooling costs, thereby saving money, reducing the use of fossil fuels and, as a result, reducing carbon emissions, and with quality insulation you also reduce fire risk.
Wool makes excellent insulation, covers all the aforementioned benefits as well as being completely sustainable. It is a natural fibre and can be grown easily (and of course we want it grown in accordance with animal rights too, don’t we?). Recycled denim, which is made from cotton, makes another quality product for insulating your home. It also gains a tick for being a recycled product and for not sending stuff into landfill, but, although cotton is a natural fibre, cotton production uses more chemicals than any other crop, making it less environmentally friendly. However, having said that, considering the mind-blowing quantities of blue jeans being manufactured in China every year, recycling them into insulation makes good sense.
These are just two options, with the second already demonstrating how difficult it can be to find a truly environmentally responsible, sustainable product. Do your homework, find out what is best for your application and purchase the best you can afford.