What are the environmental impacts of kenaf fiber?
Kenaf is a biodegradable fiber and does not have much of the environmental impacts. The cultivation of kenaf fibers does not require much of the water nor does it require any sorts of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Although the process of retting involved in the fiber separation is subjected to harm the water quality if chemical retting is opted.
In addition, the kenaf plant also aids to enhance the soil quality by providing necessary nutrients. The plant’s growth phase is said to possess the ability to absorb almost three times more carbon dioxide than a tropical rainforest.