Tuesday, April 03, 2012

A Plastic Clothing Nightmare

 We take from the earth and return  poison.  It turns out
 laundry water contains  microparticles of plastic, from 
 synthetic clothing, endangering life in the oceans.

From Al Jazeera:
The study indicates that water in washing machines contain around 2,000 microparticles of plastics.

But, these microplastics are thought to release chemicals and to join the food chain when it enters the bloodstream and then the body of marine life - which may then find its way into dinner plates.
There's a short video with more info: