microfibers

News

Fight against plastic pollution targets a hidden source: Our clothes

Published: 
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:10pm

The plastic bottles, straws and grocery bags that wash ashore on beaches are some of the most visible signs that society’s intoxication with plastic is taking a toll on the environment. But scientists say there is another source of plastic pollution that is just as pervasive and even more difficult to clean up — and it’s hiding in our clothes.