What is the best green insulation?



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    There are a number of green products that can be used for insulation. Insulation made from recycled denim is treated with a fire retardant. It’s not made of used fabric but scraps from the manufacturing process.

    Wool insulation provides an option that is natural and renewable. Although wool is flame resistant naturally, it is subject to insect damage. So the insulation is usually treated with boron to deter insects. But boron is a naturally occurring element and not known to be carcinogenic.

    Cellulose insulation is probably your best bet. It’s made from 80% recycled newspaper, and the chemicals that hold it together do not use formaldehyde. Fire-retardant chemicals are also necessary to make the product safe. R-values of fiberglass, wool cellulose are similar, but can vary significantly based on a number of factors. Cellulose insulation is more affordable than wool insulation, too.

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    Insulation can also be made from recycled denim. Hemp fibers have also been strengthen with polyester fibers and soda as fire repellant in the Netherlands, and is naturally resistant to moths and beetles.

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