A naturally recycled product
Cellulose insulation is made from recycled fibers, primarily newspaper. One hundred pounds of cellulose insulation contains 80 to 85 pounds of recycled newsprint.
Waste disposal is a major problem for cities. Waste paper is a major part of the refuse stream. Today more and more communities are addressing this challenge through “curbside recycling” and similar conservation programs. These efforts work only if there is demand for recycled products.
The federal government is attempting to create demand through such measures as the the Environmental Protection Agency’s comprehensive procurement guidelines for products containing recovered materials. Cellulose unquestionably meets all requirements for insulation specified by the guidelines.
Paper that is not recycled ends up in landfills, where it may contribute to environmental pollution, or at incinerators where reducing it to ashes, soot, and smoke adds to atmospheric pollution.
When you choose cellulose insulation you help solve waste disposal problems and fight air pollution. This may help your community hold down taxes or refuse disposal charges. It certainly contributes to a cleaner environment.
Think green; choose cellulose insulation for your home today.