Posts tagged "John Brakenridge"

NZ could lead the way

[6 August/Rural Life] New Zealand Merino Company Chief Executive, John Brakenridge, believes plastic pollution has brought the world to a crossroad. He thought New Zealand had an opportunity to take a global leadership position in finding solutions. He said seventy percent of the world’s clothing was made from plastic and it was one of the...

US company buys NZ wool for home insulation

[5 August/Stuff] New Zealand wool producers have landed a contract to supply a U.S. company with fibre for home insulation. They claim wool was a healthier alternative to fibreglass, which has been disputed by fibreglass manufacturers. The deal would include 200 tonnes of Landcorp coarse wool supplied to Havelock Wool. Havelock Wool Managing Partner, Andrew...

Report underlines benefits of natural fibres

[21 March/Otago Daily Times] The New Zealand Merino Company is investing in research to look at the impacts of microplastics on the environment and the benefits of natural fibres as a solution. Its Chief Executive, John Brakenridge, said New Zealand was in a position to provide sustainable fibre alternatives. Synthetic textiles created microplastics through abrasion...