- Cotton Australia launched a trail to see if old cotton textiles could be shredded and put back into the ground to improve soil conditions.
- Because cotton fibres are made from cellulose they can become food for bugs and microbes that live in the soil, making the soil more active.
- “The big benefit here is diverting what currently goes to waste. There’s a risk that [the cotton items] go to landfill and produce methane, which is a damaging greenhouse gas,” says soil scientist Dr. Oliver Knox. […].