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Will Governments Legislate Microfiber Pollution from Synthetic Clothing?

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Could a ban on certain synthetic textiles be nigh? With U.S. lawmakers, led by Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), proposing “comprehensive” legislation to tackle the plastic-pollution crisis, experts warn similar bills may soon target microfibers that slough off petroleum-based materials such as polyester, acrylic and nylon. This may be easier said…

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