Did you know?
Most of the clothes we wear nowadays contain plastic and synthetic fibers like polyester, nylon, acrylic and poly-amide.
Each time we wash our clothes, tiny invisible bits of plastic (microfibers) can escape into the ocean.
Millions of microfibers pass straight through wastewater treatment plants into the sea, because they are so small. They end up being eaten by fish, and studies have found traces of these microfibers in seafood.
So what can we do?
You can try using a special washing bag (like Guppyfriend for example). Another product is The Cora ball. They are both designed to help capturing microfibers in the washing machine. They are not perfect but they help.
You can also try washing your clothes at low temperature and reducing spin speeds on your washing machine, to reduce the amount of microfibers released into the water.
Finally, why not choosing more sustainable clothes made from natural fibers, who will be less damaging for the environment?
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