What is microfiber waste?  How can I prevent it?

When you wash synthetic textiles (think stretchy fabrics), tiny microfibers shed and release primary microplastics into the water. In 2011, scientists in California discovered these microplastics were entering our oceans and contaminating our marine environments and food chains.  By using a microfiber filter (and/or gently hand-washing), you can reduce microfiber pollution as textile and waste water industries work towards stronger systemic change.  Checkout our favorite microfiber filters here.


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