Pollution from… Your Washing Machine?

The story of microfibers

PHOTOS: Water treatment facility by “eutrophication&hypoxia” via Flick |Yoga pants by Eli Christman via Flickr | Freshwater flea by Per Harald Olsen/NTNU via Flickr Creative Commons | Pile of plastic by Chesapeake Bay Program via Flickr Creative Commons |  Oyesters by Denise Chan via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 | Fibers from Patagonia jacket by Shreya Sonar, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB | Other photos by: Mary Anderson or Pixabay

Voice: Dr. Carmen Keist

For more information on the fight against microfiber pollution, check out these organizations dedicated to keeping our oceans clean.

 

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Want to become a part of the movement to stop microfiber pollution? Sign this petition.

 

SOURCES: PatagoniaUptake and effects of microplastic textile fibers on freshwater crustacean Daphnia magnaAnthropogenic debris in seafood: Plastic debris and fibers from textiles in fish and bivalves sold for human consumption, Textiles by Sara J. Kadolph

Stay tuned for more on Microfiber Pollution!

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