Fashion industry accounts for more than a third of ocean microplastics, report warns

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Fashion industry accounts for more than a third of ocean microplastics, report warns

Washing an item of closing made of synthetic textile can release up to 700,000 microscopic fibres in the water

More than a third of all microplastics released into the oceans are from synthetic textiles used in the fashion industry, according to a new report. Each time an item of clothing is washed, up to 700,000...

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