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It was seven years ago when Housing New Zealand decided to use synthetic carpets. The KiwiBuild programme of the government with a funding worth $2 million is set construct around 100,000 affordable houses which will be offered to first time home buyers in the next decade. The only problem is that they are not choosing to shift to wool carpets. Companies specializing in carpet cleaning in Perth believe that wool carpets are better for the home.
According to the acting prime minister of New Zealand, Winston Peters, recommended the use of wool carpets in offices of government departments as well as on the floors of state houses. New Zealand First is dedicated in purchasing natural and wool fibres because these are sustainable, natural and renewable. These materials are going to be used as floor coverings and the same materials are going to be used as insulation. Peters has already expressed these sentiments last year but his spokeswoman said that the policy was not approved during the Labour Party’s coalition.
Miles Anderson, the chairman of Federated Farmers in the meat and wool department, said that since the taxpayers are the one funding the housing and the public establishment then the safest and healthiest choice should be used and it is none other than wool. They are still trying to convince the government to use woolen products for their future projects.
He added that the government should be using wool instead of synthetic materials that are known to be petroleum-based as it counters their aim in following through with policies such as zero carbon. Wool is not only resistant to fire but it is completely natural and the material is biodegradable. Nylon carpets, on the other hand, are dyed with a solution and manufactured using fibres that are man-made and with petroleum products.
Anderson said that the wool carpet industry of New Zealand is currently in a poor state because the sales and the prices continue to decline therefore advocating for it will be beneficial to the sector. While there is a big price difference, carpet cleaning in Perth believes that the benefits of wool outweigh that of synthetic carpets.