Microplastic pollution from laundry: pilot study
In 2017/18 we undertook extensive research into the problem of microplastic pollution. Ocean Remedy had two primary goals:
- Research whether regenerated fabrics break down quicker or yield more microfibres than virgin fabrics... spoiler alert, they are better for the environment due to reduced carbon and pollutant footprint. However, like conventional fabrics there is still an issue of microplastic pollution, although no greater.
- Seek solutions to reduce the impact of our products on the environment once they are in the consumers' hands... everything we do has an impact, and every fabric yields microplastic fibres, we'd like to minimise this impact as much as possible.
To educate yourself about issues of plastic pollution in our oceans and to read our findings, click here.
As a result of our research, we are teaming up with STOP! Microwaste to seek solutions to micro pollution and keep plastic out of nature.
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