A naturally recycled product
Cellulose insulation is made from recycled
wood fiber, 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
Environmental Protection Agency's comprehensive
procurement guideline for products
containing recovered materials. Cellulose
unquestionably meets all requirements for
insulation specified by the guideline..
Paper that is not recycled ends up in
landfills, where it may contribute to environmental
pollution, or at incinerators where
energy is wasted reducing it to ashes, soot,
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.