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Will clothes companies do the right thing to reduce microfiber pollution?

30 May 2017

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It is estimated that a single fleece jacket can release a million fibers in a single washing. Only a few brands have launched or completed studies to determine how many fibers their products shed, or whether fibers found in the environment can be traced back to their products.

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Keywords: sustainability, textiles, characteristics of technology

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