Herworld (Singapore)

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.

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