Our synthetic clothes are quietly polluting the oceans — Quartz

Polyester and acrylic fabrics are used for all sorts of clothing, from dresses to gymwear. But they could be leaching upward of 700,000 tiny plastic fibers into the environment for each 13 lb load of laundry washed, according to new research from Plymouth University. The study, led by PhD student Imogen Napper and professor Richard…

via Our synthetic clothes are quietly polluting the oceans — Quartz

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