Did you know that many of our clothes are composed of polyester and polar fleece, two 'fabrics' that are completely made from synthetic fibers such as polyethylene terephthalate, a kind of plastic?
Most of these fabrics have been treated with detergents, petrochemical dyes (even more plastic), formaldehyde, bleach and a host of other additives that are toxic to both humans and the environment. So what should we do?
Look for these instead:
"These microfibers then travel to your local wastewater treatment plant, where up to 40% of them enter rivers, lakes and oceans," according to findings published on the researchers' website.