Microfiber Pollution




Published On: June 3, 2018


When you think of plastics polluting the ocean and waterways, the image of plastic bottles floating in the water might come to mind. But there is another problem also now being reported by scientists: invisible microfibers, mainly from synthetic clothing, being eaten by plankton and other small creatures and causing harm and disease all the way through the food chain. 

As a cleaner I use microfiber cleaning cloths. In fact, this has been a revolution in the cleaning industry since these cloths are so effective at picking up dirt and germs. Having just learned about this problem, however, I will need to reconsider my use of them.