The Story of Microfibers by The Story of Stuff


Most of us wear synthetic fabrics like polyester every day. Our dress shirts, yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are all increasingly made of synthetic materials — plastic, in fact.

But these synthetic fabrics, from which 60% of all clothing on earth is made, have a big hidden problem: when they’re washed, they release tiny plastic bits — called microfibers — that flow down our drains, through water treatment plants, and out into our rivers, lakes and oceans by the billions.


See also: A Decade of Storytelling by The Story of Stuff –  Our Water, Our Future Project by The Story of Stuff – The Story of Bottled Water by The Story of Stuff – The Story of Stuff en The Story of Cap & Trade – The Story of Stuff: The Story of Cosmetics – The Story of Stuff: The Story of Electronics

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