Image courtesy of Pxhere

Image courtesy of Pxhere

By XiaoZhi Lim

Every year, millions of tons of plastics end up in the ocean. These items break down into tiny pieces called microplastics, which enter the food chain and wind up in everything from bottled water to human poop.

Lawmakers around the world are passing bans on single-use items like shopping bags and straws in an attempt to limit the flow of trash into marine ecosystems. But there’s a huge ocean plastics problem that most legislators have ignored, or don’t even know about.

The problem is our clothing.


Continue reading at HuffPost. Originally published on April 6, 2019.

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