Polyester fibres contribute to microplastic pollution
Polyester is made out of petroleum and is a form of plastic. When worn or laundered, this synthetic fabric sheds microfibres, releasing them into the air and our oceans. Like all plastic, these microfibres don’t biodegrade or break down. Instead, they remain in our air and waterways, where they absorb organic pollutants and contaminate these delicate ecosystems. They also contaminate the ocean food chain, as we end up ingesting these microplastics through the seafood we consume.