List of Articles and Research on Microplastics

We'd like to tell you lots of things about the things we've learned about micropastics, but our time resources are limited. Below is a list of some of the great articles and scientific research on the subject - updated once in a while. Enjoy! ◎ܫ◎

What is the Contribution of Synthetic Textiles to Ocean Plastic Pollution

Synthetic textiles account for 16% of total annual plastic production. Plastic textiles (mainly polyester, nylon, acrylic, elastane) shed mirofibers when washed and in this way enter rivers, lakes, seas and oceans. Synthetic microfibers - largest source of primary microplastic pollution - 35%. Synthetic microfibers leak 0.5 million tonnes - 4.4% of total plastic waste into oceans. Synthetic microfibers are extremely harmful to aquatic creatures and they end up in our food and water too

Synthetic Clothes and the Consequences to Our Health

  Most of the clothes we wear nowadays are made from synthetic fabrics. They do contribute to various health effects ...

Plastic Soup Foundation Suggests Using Amberoot Sustainability Ratings

Our Tool's material rankings are based on how much water, land and energy each ingredient uses. The extent of the pollution caused to water, soil and air by each ingredient is also evaluated. Consideration on whether the ingredient is biodegradable, renewable or not is also taken into the account.

Micro-fibre Pollution: Why What You Wear Matters

Dr. Emma Waight from Coventry University wrote an excellent article on why what you are wearing matters and the microfiber pollution caused by the synthetic clothing. Enjoy reading here.

The Great Wave of Synthetic (Plastic) Clothing Pollution

While many clothing companies are using recycled fishing nets and plastic bottles as a way to conserve and reduce waste, research indicates that the plastic might ultimately end up in the oceans anyway – and in a form that’s even more likely to cause problems.

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