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This Company Is Upcycling Chicken Feathers To Create Housing Insulation

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A number of industries are actually byproducts of the meat industry: leather, glue, gelatin, certain textiles, foam stabilizers and even feed supplements. Two English entrepreneurs have another to add to the list: building insulation… made from chicken feathers.

More than 50 billion chickens are slaughtered annually for food, Fast Company reports. That number is only rising: The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predicts that by 2020 the white meat will surpass global consumption of beef, pork and fish.