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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.

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Behind a $13 shirt, a $6-an-hour worker

Published: 
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:11pm

Before dawn six days a week, Norma Ulloa left the two-bedroom apartment she shared with four family members and boarded a bus that took her to a stifling factory on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles.