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What’s in the Arctic Ocean? Whales, Seals—and Microplastic Pollution

Rivet’s 2021 winter issue has dropped! This in-depth issue examines the steps the global denim industry is taking to minimize its impact on the environment, from implementing zero waste production and design processes to establishing greenhouse gas emissions goals aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Microplastics have inundated the most remote reaches of the globe, and polyester fibers from synthetic garments shoulder a large share of the blame, new research has found. Synthetic fibers make up approximately 92 percent of microplastic pollution found in near-surface seawater samples from across the Arctic Ocean, according to a scientific paper published Wednesday in…

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