SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE FIBERS AND YARNS FROM OLIVE TREE WOOD WASTE
THE XYLELLA OUTBREAK IN SALENTO (SOUTH APULIA) KILLED MILLIONS OF CENTENARY OLIVE TREES SINCE 2013
Only current uses of the olive trees waste: pellet for biomasses or fire wood.
The huge quantity of wood produced by the dead trees is now sold for cheap (less of 1/3 of usual market price) or given for free, causing a great harm for the local economy of land owners/olive oil producers.
1 BLN LOSS
for the olive oil industry since 2013 - huge loss for producers who no longer have the olive oil revenue, but also cannot afford to replant (costs > current incentives and benefits)