There are many uses for agricultural crops other than food production, where applications range from bioenergy to polymers. This also includes natural fibres for textiles, which supply a large proportion of fibre demand by the fashion industry. Although a large proportion of the fashion industry utilises materials made from fossil resources, natural materials like cotton and linen are widely used and as such, come under scrutiny for their environmental impacts.
A range of information resources has been pulled together by Website Earth 911 to assess and draw a comparison between several natural fibres used in the textile industry, based on their sustainability..........
Other News this Month Includes:
- Defra consults on tree strategy
- Circular Economy Package policy statement
- Defra publish Resources and Waste Strategy Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
- Veolia contract in Southern Buckinghamshire
Research & Development
- Potential for biobased butanol from Lesquerella
- Biodiesel microalgae strains
Wood & Crop
- Drax ups pellet production
- Recycled wood outlook
- Lack of plastics recycling capacity highlighted
- Plastic to hydrogen facility completes design phase