Recycling plastics is a Start
It is important to reduce, reuse and recycle because it makes an positive impact. However, even recycled plastic will continue to release microplastic fibers causing harm to our environment each time it is re-purposed or upcycled.
Man-made synthetic fibers such as polyester, acrylic and nylon are crude oil derivatives. Crude oil is a non-renewable resource and is at risk.
New research has shown that micro-fiber pollution from man-made synthetic fibers is released into the water supply each time a garment is washed creating a major threat to the Earth’s water system.
Cotton’s strength and durability allow for the development of apparel, textiles and home goods that last longer which ultimately is better for our environment.