Yuka Yoneda

Synthetic Clothing May Be Causing “Microplastic” Pollution in Our Oceans

by , 10/26/11

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Could your washing machine be polluting the world’s oceans? If your clothes are made out of synthetic fibers such as acrylic, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyamide, or polyester, it could be. Scientists have discovered fragments of those materials in increasing quantities across the northeast Atlantic and beaches near Britain, Singapore and India. Kind of makes you think twice about purchasing synthetic clothing, doesn’t it?

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  1. Boden Coupon October 27, 2011 at 3:28 am

    I am very pleased to read your article. What You said is right, a lot of clothing production has brought a lot of negative effects. Especially for environmental pollution. Therefore, we must pay attention to it. It is difficult to get control of marine pollution. Thank you for sharing!

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