Washing man-made materials like polyester adds to the plastic pollution of the oceans. What to do about it?
That machine washing is one of the most eco-damaging elements in a garment’s life is nothing new, but what many consumers (including ourselves!) weren’t aware of is how laundry of synthetic textiles add to the plastic pollution of the oceans. As man-made materials like polyester is taking up more and more space in our wardrobes, the amount of plastic fibres which are shredded off these garments during washing and going down the drains is increasing with it. To address the issue, the Plastic Soup Foundation and G-Star Raw launched the Ocean Clean Wash initiative, calling on fashion brands and washing machine manufacturers to improve their products and reduce or capture the plastics before they hit the shore. Read more here.
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