Cellulose Insulation Has Industry’s Highest Recycled Content
World-wide the amount of construction related waste continues to increase as growth booms in developed and emerging economies both. The need for recycling construction waste, and for innovative construction products that use recycled material, has never been greater.
A recent Transparency Market Research report noted on the Construction Drive website estimated “the industry’s waste volume will nearly double to 2.2 billion tons by 2025, with North America being the second-largest waste producer.”
No insulation product, and few other building materials, have the recycled content found in cellulose insulation. It is up to 85% recycled material – most of it post-consumer waste paper. Just as importantly, unlike almost any other building material, there is little post installation waste since over-spayed product is recovered onsite and reused when properly installed by a professional contractor.
There is a reason why cellulose insulation is known as The Greenest of the Green. It’s concept has been around at least since Jefferson used old newspaper to insulate the walls of his famed Monticello estate, and today’s products provide excellent energy saving properties. We applaud researchers currently working to bring forward construction recycling and recycled building material products to the construction industry.