One of my kids has asked for a bean bag for their room. I'm hesitant, mainly because of the styrofoam/plastic filler beans which (I assume) are generally terrible for the environment when they eventually get disposed of.
I know I could look into reusing packaging peanuts or similar, but that isn't a great alternative; it still doesn't solve the eventual end-of-life problem, and I don't exactly keep bags of packaging filler lying around so I'd have to go scrounge around or dumpster dive.
I've also heard of using old clothes as filler, but I can imagine that would be heavy, and not exactly the most comfortable option either.
Is there a better solution for bean bag filler, ideally with similar properties to traditional beans (lightweight and spongy), that's at least a bit better for the environment?