1000 Flowers for the Planet - #538 Turn Blue Jeans Green
Recycling jeans is a fantastic way to make good use of all the resources that originally went into making these popular clothing items, and as those resources have already cost the planet a lot, it’s important to be mindful of what we do with them. http://www.bluejeansgogreen.org/ is a wonderful program in the U.S.A. where old jeans are turned into insulation for communities and people in need. You send them your jeans, they pull them apart to recycle all the different pieces and turn the cotton into insulation. Then they use it for the sectors of the community that really need some help. Win / win / win. Sadly I could not find a comparable recycling program in my own country of Australia. There are some interesting recycling programs in Europe, but altogether, those people who wear jeans need to encourage more and better recycling methods for this resource hungry, environmentally damaging product and make something positive happen in your area.