Natural Wool Protects Environment
The use of wool for interior textiles and in built environments helps to maximize a home’s energy efficiency by reducing heat loss. Improved energy efficiency is key to achieving significant energy cost savings in your home, as well as a reduction of carbon emission for our planet.
Using materials that actively lock up CO2 greatly benefits climate change mitigation. Wool has the ability to lock up nearly twice its weight in CO2. When wool is used as thermal insulation, it can lower CO2 emissions by 180 pounds per household each year, helping those households to reduce their carbon footprint.
How long a material lasts and what happens to it at the end of its useful life are two of the most important aspects in determining environmental impact. Due to wool’s durability, there is less replacement and landfill waste. For wool that makes its way to our landfills it will readily compost because it is biodegradable.
Wool is renewable and sustainable. A sheep’s wool fleece is sheared off every 9-12 months, making wool rapidly and readily renewable. Wool products use less energy to manufacture compared with those using man-made fibers, thereby reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Wool is the natural choice, as it is sustainable and renewable. A sheep’s fleece is sheared off every 9-12 months. As long as there is grass in the pastures for sheep to freely graze upon, wool will be available. Wool products use less energy to manufacture, thereby reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. On the other hand, synthetic man-made fibers are non-renewable, requiring oil and the use of refineries.