Cotton's Blue Jeans Go Green | Zappos for Good [Update 5/2022]

Zappos for Good is collaborating with Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ program to collect cotton denim jeans and meal delivery insulation liners, which can be recycled to create something new.

Authentic denim is made mostly from cotton, a sustainable fiber. By choosing sustainable clothes and recycling old denim, you can help make a positive impact on the planet. Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ program transforms old denim into new products such as pet bed inserts, industrial mattresses, and more.

78,174 Pieces of Denim
Collected in 2022

133.8 Tons of Waste Diverted
from Landfills Since 2019

535,200 Square Feet of Insulation Manufactured Since 2019

What Type of Denim Apparel Can Be Recycled?

Denim in any condition can be recycled! As long as it is at least 90% cotton with all paper and plastic removed, Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ program is able to repurpose the denim and put it to good use!






Did you know that most meal delivery services use insulation made from denim?

By using insulation liners made from recycled denim, food can stay fresh and temperature-controlled in transport, liners can be recycled again (and again) for continued use, and denim waste can stay out landfills. Thanks to the renewability and circularity of cotton, we can continue the sustainable lifecycle.

Recycle Denim Composed of at Least 90% Cotton and Denim Meal Delivery Insulation Liners

Ship your denim and meal delivery insulation liners free of charge! Print as many unique prepaid labels as you have boxes and make recycling a little bit easier.


Prepare + Pack Items

Remove all paper and plastic tags attached to your denim and all plastic wrapped around your meal delivery insulation liners. Pack items in any shipping box you have (even your meal delivery box!). Denim and liners can be packed together in a single box.


Print Prepaid Label

Click below to print your free shipping label for each box. Multiple boxes are accepted. Please limit each box to no more than 50 lbs. Labels will auto-set to 2 lbs and will be updated once weighed by UPS.


Print Meal Delivery Form

If recycling denim insulation liners from a meal delivery service, please print and fill out the form below, and include the form in your box.
Print Meal Delivery Form


Drop-off Package

Attach the shipping label to your box (or boxes) and drop it off at any UPS store!

Please note: At this time, this program only supports continental U.S shipping.

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Blue Jeans Go Green™ is a trademark of Cotton Incorporated.

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