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Published on Friday, 10 April 2015

Study casts doubt on wool’s poor LCA rating

Written by John Mowbray

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BRUSSELS – New scientific research suggests wool could be scoring poorly in rating systems such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition's Higg Index and Made-By's Environmental Benchmark due to misrepresentative, historic life cycle assessments upon which wool's environmental score is currently based. The research proposes new methods for use in LCAs where wool is produced alongside meat or milk, and highlights case studies which suggest this would lead to a much lower environmental impact being allocated to the wool product.