Read the full story from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Take a look in your closet. What do you see? Clothes you wear? Clothes you never wear? You’re probably not thinking that’s a lot of plastic. Plastic —polyester, acrylic, nylon, and other synthetic fibers—is about 60% of the material that makes up our clothes.
And it turns out those synthetic fabrics we’ve been comfortably wearing and using these last few decades are adding tons of microplastic fibers to the environment…
Natural materials like cotton and linen shed fibers too, but unlike synthetics, they decompose in the environment relatively quickly. Here are some things you can do to reduce microfiber pollution.