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

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On October 26, 2011 @ 1:50 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Design,Environment,Water Issues | 1 Comment

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Could your washing machine be polluting the world’s oceans [1]? If your clothes are made out of synthetic fibers [1]such as acrylic, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyamide, or polyester [2], it could be. Scientists have discovered fragments of those materials in increasing quantities across the northeast Atlantic and beaches near Britain, Singapore [3] and India. Kind of makes you think twice about purchasing synthetic clothing, doesn’t it?


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[1] Image: http://www.ecouterre.com/is-synthetic-clothing-causing-microplastic-pollution-in-oceans-worldwide/

[2] polyester: http://www.ecouterre.com/could-polyester-be-the-next-eco-friendly-fabric/

[3] Singapore: http://inhabitat.com/amazing-green-roof-art-school-in-singapore/

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