The story of microfibers


“Ogni giorno, la maggior parte di noi indossa tessuti sintetici come, ad esempio, il poliestere. Le nostre camicie, i pantaloni da yoga, le felpe e persino la biancheria intima sono sempre più realizzati con materiali sintetici – la plastica. Ma questi tessuti sintetici – contenuti nel 60% degli indumenti – nascondono un grande problema: durante il lavaggio, rilasciano piccoli pezzi di plastica – le cosiddette microfibre – che attraversano canali di scolo, impianti di depurazione, fino ad arrivare ai nostri fiumi, laghi e oceani a miliardi” (…per approfondire: http://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-microfibers/).

“Most of us wear synthetic fabrics like polyester every day. Our dress shirts, yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are all increasingly made of synthetic materials — plastic, in fact. But these synthetic fabrics, from which 60% of all clothing on earth is made, have a big hidden problem: when they’re washed, they release tiny plastic bits — called microfibers — that flow down our drains, through water treatment plants, and out into our rivers, lakes and oceans by the billions” (….go deeper: http://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-microfibers/)

 

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