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Fleece if you mean synthetic fleece and not the fleece of a sheep,is not a good or sustainable alternative to cotton. Synthetic clothing is essentially a plastic, made from oil, and it does not break down in the environment for thousands, and as micro-particles'- perhaps millions of years. Moreover not much research has been done on the effects of breathing ...


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The short answer is no. Almost nothing made of any plastic is, at the moment, sustainable. I don't know what it is like in the States, but in Britain all the different kinds of plastic are so mixed up in every product, that it is impossible to separate them and something like ninety percent is either dumped in landfill, which is usually conveniently near ...


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One question that wasn't raised was albedo. Cotton albedo is higher than bamboo and for the thousands of square miles used on these crops this is an important plus. But soil erosion is also a very important factor. Surely if cotton is perennial it shouldn't be necessary to plough and re-sow? At least not every year. The crop could easily be cultivated as an ...


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