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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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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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Plant Fiber Products Used in Newest Versions of Synthetic Turf


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Artificial turf has come a long way since Astro-Turf which did not look, act, or feel real. Synthetic turf today, looks unbelievably realistic, is also water-resistant, heat-resistant, eco- friendly an d functions much more like the real thing. It is used largely on athletic fields to cut back on maintenance labor and keep costs down. There has also been more residential use in places where there are poor soil and drought making it tough to grow real lawns.

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Technology Advancements Will Increase Sisal Fiber Demand


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blog-1 Sisal fiber – plant fibers including jute, flax, and hemp – has been increasing in demand for industrial uses. Applications for automotive, construction, marine and renewable energy range from composite materials reinforcements to strengthening recycled paper.

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Finding Recycled Jute, Burlap, or Sisal Bags for Home and Commercial Use


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Jute plant fibers are largely used to make burlap material and sisal is another common term for plant fiber based fabric. It can be bought new, but is often reused because of its natural durability. Using recycled material always makes sense, but sometimes it is difficult to locate a place to buy them. In the case of recycled jute, burlap, or sisal bags like those used for coffee, peanuts, and other agricultural products, it doesn’t have to be.

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Gardening with Burlap


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gardenIf you are a fan of a natural looking garden, take a look at burlap for inspiration to recreate your surroundings outdoors. When you purchase plants, trees and shrubs from stores, their root balls are protected with burlap for a very good reason. The burlap will biodegrade over time so you don’t need to remove it when planting; roots will grow right through it, worms will devour it along with other nutrients in the ground, and eventually it will disappear.

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Paper or Plastic? Reusable Plant Fiber is the Answer!


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Paper and Plastic Bags

It’s been long debated whether to continue the use of plastic bags to carry our consumer goods. They aren’t biodegradable or compostable.

Paper bags may be a better alternative to plastic bags, but they contribute to environmental problems like deforestation by using at least 10 million trees a year as well as generating pollution from paper manufacturing facilities.

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