Recycle your Old Socks

Nowadays, you can get a six pack of socks for about 7.00 in your local discount store. Gone are the days when you needed to darn your socks and hang on to them for years. They are so cheap these days, that you can buy them when you need them. One thing about the new sock material is that it isn’t made from environmentally friendly materials, generally a mixture of polyester and cotton.

If you knew what polyester is made from – crude oil and cotton that needs large amounts of water and pesticides – you’d see why cheaper isn’t necessarily better. Polyester is also one of those inventions that has a half life in the years, and will probably still be hanging around when you cease to be.