What are microfibres?
Synthetic fibres like polyester, nylon and acrylic make up the majority of our wardrobes. 60% off all clothing manufactured contains polyester. These fabrics are made from PLASTIC.
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Whenever you wash a garment at home, tiny microfibres are released into the water supply, less than 5mm long. Like microbeads in facial scrubs, synthetic microfibres are a type of microplastic pollution, ending up in our rivers, oceans and food. These microfibres do not biodegrade for many years.
More than 4,500 fibres can be released per gram of clothing every time you wash. In fact, 16x more plastic comes from washing textiles than from cosmetics.