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Published on Tuesday, 06 March 2012

Wool study shows biodegradeable potential

Written by Haydn Davis

altAUCKLAND - Research commissioned by The New Zealand Merino Company has found that garments made of merino wool only take about nine months to biodegrade after disposal in landfill. Clearly an interesting, if not somewhat anecdotal example of research. But, while any exploration into the biodegradability of clothing and textiles should be applauded, it does nevertheless beg the question, why not recycle wool instead?


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