Do you have unwanted jeans sitting around? The average consumer has seven pairs! The next time you come to the ReStore to shop, donate, or volunteer, bring a couple to be recycled into housing insulation for communities in need! Habitat Wake ReStores have partnered with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green denim recycle program and all five locations will be a collection point through June 4.
Since 2006, the Cotton Incorporated Blue Jeans Go Green program has helped rebuild communities by providing hundreds of thousands of square feet of UltraTouch Denim Insulation to Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country. Over that time span the program has diverted more than one million pieces of denim — roughly 600 tons — from landfills, and created approximately two million square feet of insulation for communities in need. Thirteen houses currently under construction by Habitat Wake will include this insulation provided by Blue Jeans Go Green.
Make sure to bring your unwanted denim to the ReStores next time you’re passing by! Those jeans deserve a second life insulating a safe, affordable home.