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New insulation made from waste and wool could keep homes comfortable sustainably – The Fifth Estate

Waste cooking oil, wool offcuts and industrial waste sulfur are getting a new purpose in the built environment just in time for Global Recycling Day.

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Waste cooking oil, wool offcuts and industrial waste sulfur are getting a new purpose in the built environment just in time for Global Recycling Day.
Researchers at Flinders University, alongside Deakin and Liverpool universities, have created a new green thermal insulation using the sustainable building blocks in wool fibres, canola oil and sulfur.
Regular foam insulation is often unrecyclable and treated with highly toxic flame retardants. Even some of the environmentally-friendly alternatives…

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