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Study Shows Naia Fibers Disintegrate, Biodegrade in Ocean Within Months

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Eastman, the producer of sustainably sourced Naia cellulosic fiber, has received further scientific evidence that the cellulose diacetate (CDA)-based material at its roots disintegrates and biodegrades in the ocean within months. Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration and education based on Cape Cod, led…

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