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Woven Plant Fiber FIBC Bags Help Combat Climate Change


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blog1-1Across the world, we have become more vulnerable to natural hazards like floods due to human activity and intervention into nature’s processes.  The result is changed drainage patterns from commercial development, agricultural practices, and deforestation that affect river flow and basins. Exposure to flood-prone areas is growing and expected to increase due to evolving climate change referred to as global warming by the science conference held in Shanghai in early 2001. This means dangerous floods are expected to become more frequent due to more winter rainfall and unusual and extreme weather events. Many efforts at ‘hard-engineering’ such as flood walls and embankments are shown to be temporary solutions, not permanent adaptations.

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Tis’ the Season for Burlap Gift Packaging


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blog4-1What started out as packaging needs for agriculture, landscaping, and manufacturing, provides so much more in the retail space. Over the past 80 years, new practices and ideas evolved as technology and shipping advanced. Companies across the globe are using biodegradable products – jute, flax, hemp, reeds, starch, and sugar to produce their packaging.

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Biodegradable Plant Fiber Pots and the Environment


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blog3-1Plant fiber fabric bags and pots have been used commercial nurseries for many years and now these fiber containers from manufacturers have become popular with home gardeners too. Instead of buying pots and planters made from heavy plastic or ceramic, using lightweight biodegradable containers makes plants easy to move around.

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Repurposing and Decorating with Jute Rope, Yarn and Twine


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blog2-1With a little creativity and some jute rope, yarn or twine, it is possible to change the look and feel of your home without spending a ton of cash. Wrapping old furniture and decorative items in many types of cording can embellish or transform your environment.

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Hunting for Reusable Jute and Polyethylene Livestock and Deer Corn Bags


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blog1-1Even without any added chemicals, jute fibers create cloth, like burlap, that resist water damage, clean up easily, take little additional care, and are reusable. Manmade fabric can contain some natural materials, but the synthetic parts are usually derived from petrochemicals to manufacture fibers like polyethylene.

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Natural Plant Fiber Rugs


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blog4-1Most plant fiber rugs are awesome in high traffic areas, absorbing dirt and stains, and showing very little wear and tear while providing added warmth. If you have dogs, kids, frequent gatherings, or like eating food on the move, no worries. These rugs are good for an active home.

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Plant Fiber Based Packaging


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A growing trend in packaging design and shipping insulation is the use of eco-friendly materials considered biodegradable and recyclable. Companies are becoming more and more socially responsible and aware that plant-based materials are a safe solution to reducing waste in landfills.

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Burlap’s Many Uses for Halloween


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blog2-1Whether its recycled burlap bags or actual bolts of burlap fabric from a craft store, this durable cloth is perfect for Halloween decorations, costumes, and bags to carry treats.

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Plant Fiber: Winter Insulation


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As winter approaches, we bundle up and spend more time indoors. Adjusting the thermostat to keep warm would not work well without insulation to keep the cold air out and the warm air in. We now have numerous applications in jute-nonwoven insulation. This fiber is a great insulator of both heat and sound. By adding low-grade wool and cotton to the fabric, it improves on its thermal qualities as it increases in bulk.

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Jute Blankets Provide Warmth for the Landscape


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Blankets are not just for decorating your bed or keeping you warm on the couch. Tender plants need seasonal protection too. Whether it is from snow, ice, freezing, thawing, high winds, and harsh sunlight, there are several things can be done to keep your plants warm and safe as we move closer to November. Plant blankets made of jute fibers – burlap – guard against cold without suffocating susceptible plants that are too big and well-rooted to move to a simple cold frame shelter or indoors.

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