Microfibers, Microbeads and Mayhem

For years the damaging effects of microbeads on the environment has been heralded.  In fact, in 2016, I posted about this danger to the planet.  Measures have been taken to slow down the production of these and to help save the environment.  Now, microfibers are taking a blow.  The damaging effects of this material are showing up as well.  In fact, the damaging effects of microplastics has become pervasive. According to Wired.com, “Bits of synthetic fiber like polyester have been blowing to the tops of mountains and into the Arctic and washing into watersheds like the San Francisco Bay, which collects 7 trillion microplastic particles every year. You’re drinking a good amount of the stuff, in fact.”  Although these new products make life easier, they also wreak havoc on the planet we live on. Check out the full article in Wired.com and learn what’s happening and what’s being done about it.

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