29 Jan '18, 11am
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.