Synthetic garments lose plastic particles. Particularly during washing, the plastic fibers that break off end up in the wastewater and so far cannot be filtered out efficiently.
The microplastic particles enter the sea, accumulate toxins and are ingested by fish and other marine life. The plastic from our clothes thus ends up on our plates and harms not only nature but also us.
"Ten for the Ocean" are 10 simple washing tips that help us change our washing behavior and reduce the mircroplastic pollution in our rivers, lakes and oceans.
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