Fleece Clothing is Polluting the Oceans

Did you know that every time you wash fleece clothing, thousands of tiny fibers shed off the fleece and are flushed out into wastewater filtration?

Even those of us who are responsible about recycling and living green may be contributing plastic to the ocean just by washing our fleece clothing. As synthetic clothing makes its way through washing machine’s cycle, it sheds tiny plastic fragments that go out with the drain water. Many of these “microfibers” are too small to get picked up by municipal wastewater filtration and end up in the ocean where they are ingested by marine organisms.

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