The Microfiber Problem

THE MICROFIBER PROBLEM

LEARN MORE ABOUT MICROFIBER POLLUTION

Are we eating our fleece jackets? Microfibers are migrating into field and food

The innovation of synthetic fleece has allowed many outdoor enthusiasts to hike with warmth and comfort. But what many of these fleece-wearing nature lovers don’t know is that each wash of their jackets and pullovers releases thousands of microscopic plastic fibers, or microfibers, into the environment.

Plastic is in our favorite national parks, our most serene landscapes, and in agricultural lands. It’s floating in our waters and ending up in our fish…and eventually onto our plates. Read More…

MORE ARTICLES 

Plastic found in Rocky Mountain rain water. Learn More…

Is my washing machine to blame for the plastic problem? Learn More…

‘Alarming’ level of microplastics found in a major U.S. river. Learn More…

Microplastics found in human feces. Learn More…

Microplastics found in the ocean’s deepest points. Learn More…

Microplastic particles found in the Gulf of Mexico. Learn More…

Fight against plastic pollution targets a hidden source: Our clothes. Learn More…

UW researchers find microplastics in BWCAW. Learn More…

Microfibres from synthetic clothing ending up in water, fish. Learn More…

‘Punch in the gut’ as scientists find micro plastic in Arctic ice. Learn More…

STOP MICROFIBER POLLUTION