Oceanic Global NYC Hub Cleanup:
Rockaway Beach

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Microplastics in Fashion

What if we hold that a major source of hidden plastic pollution comes from items that we touch everyday—items that we put directly on our body, sleep in, fill our homes with, and wrap our children in?

Most of our clothing is made from plastic-derived fibers like polyester, nylon, and spandex. Microfiber pollution shedding from the washing and wearing of synthetic textiles significantly contributes to microplastic pollution in our ocean, waterways, and our own drinking water!

Every time these materials are washed, small fragments of plastic fibers enter our ocean, waterways, and even our drinking water! Microfibers add up to the equivalent of 50 BILLION plastic bottles dumped into the ocean each year, and they’re not caught in wastewater treatment plants, as they are too small to be captured by most filters.

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