Microfiber In Our Waters
Scientist have found more and more synthetic microfibers in our waters, polluting and hurting aquatic wildlife. Every time we wash our clothing tiny microfibers travel from our drains to our lakes and oceans. Fish and other wildlife consume these fibers and as the food chain goes around it gets to us. These fibers are toxic when consumed in large quantities meaning we are slowly poisoning our bodies. With fleece and outdoor apparel being the number one contributors to the microfiber problem, "fast fashion" companies that are using cheaper material are making the matter worst. Cheaper fabric means that fibers are more likely to fall off when washing. So what is the solution, we need to wash our clothes right? Different technologies are being tested to find a global solution, but what we can do for now is pay attention to the fabrics we wear how we wash our clothes, and what type of material it is made out of. Polyester and fleece which contain small amount of plastic is one of the worst, so keep an eye out! Change starts with us!