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Taking on microfibers — One washing machine at a time

Microfiber pollution is unknown to most people, but they pose a risk to our marine and freshwater aquatic habitats and humans. Several products have come on the market recently that tackle this problem, one laundry room at a time.

Microfibers from clothes contaminating marine environment

Studies in Canada show that microfibers used in garments such as yoga pants have become a huge threat to aquatic life. Microfibers made up 95 percent of the plastic pollution in waterways as compared to microbeads which constituted only 5 percent.

Cozy clothes and yoga pants — Key source of ocean pollution

Key Largo - Yoga pants, Patagonia's cozy jackets, sweat-wicking athletic wear and other types of comfortable clothing all have one thing in common — these items are emerging as a major source of pollution in our waterways, lakes and oceans.
 

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The five finalist teams selected on June 21 2017 to compete in the Aquahacking Summit Sept. 13 and 1...
The five finalist teams selected on June 21,2017 to compete in the Aquahacking Summit Sept. 13 and 14.
Aquahacking
The Guppy Friend - Making the invisible visible: Micro fibers can be removed by hand after each wash...
The Guppy Friend - Making the invisible visible: Micro fibers can be removed by hand after each wash or after several washing cycles. Over time it adds up.
Guppyfriend
Help stop microfiber pollution with every laundry load  introducing  the Cora Ball
Help stop microfiber pollution with every laundry load, introducing, the Cora Ball
Cora Ball
Microplastic fibre inside sea pen polyp.
Microplastic fibre inside sea pen polyp.
Michelle Taylor/Nature
Aquahacking Summit held on Sept. 13 and 14 2017.
Aquahacking Summit held on Sept. 13 and 14,2017.
Aquahacking
Yoga pants and other comfortable clothing may contain microfibers that pollute our oeans.
Yoga pants and other comfortable clothing may contain microfibers that pollute our oeans.
Eli Christman/Wikimedia

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