How your clothes become microfiber pollution in the sea

Most people don’t realize it, but “the majority of our clothes are made from plastic,” said Imogen Napper, a researcher at the University of Plymouth.  (Shutterstock/Maridav) From the polar ice cap to the Mariana Trench 10 kilometers below the waves, synthetic microfibers spat out by household washing machines are polluting oceans everywhere.  The world has woken up over the last year to the scourge of single-use plastics, from bottles and straws to ear swabs and throw-away bags, resulting in legislation to restrict or ban their use in dozens of countries. A lot…

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