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Video: Fashion's toxic threads
Learn about the problems with using polyester and the invisible threat of microplastic fibers with The Economist. Source: Youtube, The Economist
Innovative fabrics aiming to minimize microplastics
It is suspected that synthetic fibres contribute in a critical way to polluting our environment with microplastics. Now fabric manufacturers have reacted to this problem and introduced a number of new solutions to the market. Solid and insoluble synthetic polymers - i.e. plastics - that are smaller than five millimeters are called microplastics....
Greenpeace expedition finds microplastics in remote Antarctic waters
Water and snow samples collected in a recent Greenpeace expedition to the Antarctic have revealed the presence of microplastics and persistent chemicals. Their findings confirm that plastic can be found even in the most remote areas of the planet. The extensive use of polyester in the fashion industry is partially to blame for the problem:...