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Invisible plastic: microfibers are just the beginning of what we don’t see

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Every time we wash our clothing the synthetic fibers the are comprised of leach into our waterways, rivers and oceans. Photograph: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images

The tiny pollutants in our clothes are forcing us to look harder for, and think more carefully about, the ways humans have shaped the environment

June 29, 2017 — Opening my washing machine at the end of a cycle is not something that generally fills me with excitement. But today it did, because doing so – I thought – would finally allow me to see and Continue reading Invisible plastic: microfibers are just the beginning of what we don’t see

Leading ocean advocacy groups join forces to tackle microfiber pollution

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Leading clean ocean advocacy groups have joined forces to stop synthetic clothing fibers from polluting the world’s waterways. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

In a sign that the tide is turning against toxic microplastics, a new coalition has been formed to try to stop microfibers from poisoning our oceans

September 8, 2016 — Two leading clean ocean advocacy groups have joined forces to stop tiny synthetic clothing fibers from polluting the world’s waterways and poisoning the food chain.  Continue reading Leading ocean advocacy groups join forces to tackle microfiber pollution