With as many as 51 trillion microplastic particles in the sea, 500 times more than the number of stars in our galaxy, here are some ideas to help reduce the amount of microfiber pollution reaching our waterways.
1.Wash synthetic clothes less frequently
Approximately 1 million tons of microplastic fibers are realeased from our washing machines into the ocean every year.
Everytime we wash clothes in the laundry numerous plasticfibers particles make their way into the oceans. Our water treatment plants do not have the capacity to filter such a small pieces of plastics letting them go into lakes, rivers and oceans.
2. Use non-toxic liquid soup
It is widely known that the cosmetics industry use microplastic ingredients but new studies defend that detergents, cleaning products, and paints are also part of this trend.
Go for non-toxic liquid soup and make sure they aren't made with any ingredient that includes plastic. This will stop microplastic fibers and chemicals from pollution our ocean's waters.
3. Wear clothing made from natural fibers
With microfibers being the largest form of plastic pollution today, making up to 85% of the world's man-made shoreline debris. The only way to end this problem is by using synthetic materials and use natural resources in a respectful way.
Avoid the use of Polyester, Nylon, Acrylic, Spandex, Rayon etc. - as they pose a big threat to our marine animals and ecosystems. List of harmful fabrics to our oceans.
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