Synthetic fabrics like polyester, nylon and acrylic make up the majority of our wardrobes. Actually, 60% of all clothing made contains polyester. Synthetic fabrics when they’re washed, they release tiny plastic strands 5mm long called microfibers that flow down our drains, through water treatment plants, and out into our rivers, lakes and oceans by the trillions.
These synthetic fibers are forming a plastic smog that is choking our oceans. Like microbeads, they’re a type of microplastic pollution, ending up in rivers, oceans and the food we eat every day.
Watch this video to see how easily we can reduce microplastic pollution.