How your clothes become microfiber pollution in the sea

By Amélie Bottollier-Depois

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Nice photo at the top. Not an actual laundromat/ laundrette, presumably.

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Cotton boys, that’s where the future lies. Cotton and wool. That’s all I want on me.

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I suppose the best way would be to mandate better filters for washing machines. This sounds like something companies will have to be forced to do, because cleaning a better filter more often will be seen as troublesome by consumers.

Lots of (affordable) thermals are synthetic, and wearing thermals is easiest way to make it through winter with less heating. I'm surprised it mentions down jackets (rarely washed) and stretch t-shirts (smooth) as big sources of fibres. My guess would have been fleeces.

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Gygene, are you opposed to hemp?

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