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Microfibers from Polyester Clothing Might Harm Marine Life More Than Microbeads

Turns out, not all microplastics are created equal. Although the term typically encompasses any plastic fragment with a diameter of 0.2 inches or less, microplastics can stem from anything from a polyester hoodie that sheds thousands of tiny filaments every time it’s laundered to a facial scrub that uses microbeads as a means of mechanical…

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