๐Œ๐ข๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐›๐ซ๐ž๐ฌโฃ

Microfibres are released into waterways ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ you do your laundry. โฃ
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Most of our clothing (60%) is made of plastic these days. The label could say:โฃ
– polyester โฃ
– acrylicโฃ
– nylonโฃ
– econylโฃ
– repreveโฃ
– aquafilโฃ
– waste2wearโฃ
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๐Œ๐ข๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐›๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž.โฃ
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They don’t write that on the label.โฃ


๐˜Œ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ “๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ” ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜บ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต. โฃ
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The truth

Customers need to know the whole truth, not just the part that looks good and marketable. Often, these recycled plastic garments cost a lot more because of their “green credentials”.โฃ
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They talk about reduced carbon footprints and closed-loop systems, but this is only half the picture, unfortunately. โฃ
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Unfortunately, companies hardly ever mention that you should invest in a filter for your washing machine.โฃ
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At the moment, there is no filter that catches 100% of fibres BUT theย @planetcare.solutionsย filter catches 90% of microfibres released while washing clothes.โฃ
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There are other filters too, but this one is the best at its job. This is why it is endorsed by theย @plasticsoupfoundationย .โฃ
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Planetcare reuses the microfibres from returned cartridges to make them into insulation panels.โฃ

In addition, they are also able to reuse 95% of the cartridge. โฃ
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๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐š๐ง๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฒ ๐š ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐š๐ง:โฃโฃ

– wash at 30ยฐCโฃ
– only wash full loadsโฃ
– keep your clothes by fixing them, as new clothes shed more fibres than old ones.โฃ
– when it is time to buy new clothes, buy natural fibres like cotton, wool,and linen.โฃ
– air dry instead of tumble dryโฃ
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I hope you find this post useful and informative. โฃ
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Please feel free to share this information with your family and friends.

Further reading

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/12/clothes-washing-linked-to-pervasive-plastic-pollution-in-the-arctic

https://www.planetcare.org/en/