WAFarmers: Wool should be used for stimulus insulation

27 Mar, 2009 08:07 AM
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The WAFarmers Wool Section conference has called for the promotion of wool as suitable material for insulation bats as part of the Federal Government’s stimulus package rebates.

The Federal Government's most recent economic stimulus package offers home owners up to $1600 to install insulation.

WAFarmers Wool Section president, Kim Henderson, said this presented an opportunity to contribute to the sustainability of WA's wool industry, and the State’s economy, by promoting wool as the perfect choice for insulation material.

"Wool's reputation for its excellent natural insulation properties and its fire-retardant attributes, make it ideal as a natural and environmentally-sound option for house insulation," he said.

"The wool industry has been in decline in recent years, and producers are looking for opportunities to assist and build their industry."

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