29 Jan '18, 11am

NZ wool sector eyes microfibre boost

NZ wool sector eyes microfibre boost

Published on Monday, 29 January 2018 NZ wool sector eyes microfibre boost Written by David Styles Details Tweet AUCKLAND – AgResearch and Scion have begun a study into the biodegradation of woollen garments and carpet in seawater. It is hoped that this study will provide a comparison on natural fibres versus their synthetic counterparts when it comes to microfibre pollution. The wool market – which used to make up 26 per cent of New Zealand’s exports – is hoping to position itself as more sustainable than synthetic alternatives by capitalising on the growing worries regarding the shedding of microfibres into the world’s oceans.

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