a credit card sized amount of plastic waste
from the air + water every week.
This plastic is in our blood + breast milk.
Go ahead + read that again. It's an image we can remember + share with our people.
yet 200,000-500,000 tons of these fibers end up in the ocean every year.
- Polyester is no joke. (Remember that polyester, nylon, acrylic, + spandex shed plastic microfibers with each + every wash!)
- Guppyfriend bags + filters are not the answer. (The microfibers are still made + must be disposed of somehow!)
- Recycled polyester is not a sustainable or eco-friendly fabric! (Production alone must create loads of plastic microfibers!)
There is no fixing the plastic microfiber problem while still producing more polyester product! Yes, I'm talking to you, Patagonia (whom I love for so many ways you've pointed us toward a better world)! Yes, this really fires me up! And so, yeah. It just got a whole lot easier to walk past those racks + racks of plastic clothes...again.