Minuscule Fibres, Major Impacts

The fashion industry is a major contributor to the issue of plastic pollution in the ocean: an issue that is growing in concern due to the major implications that this has on the environment and on people’s health. Polyester, nylon and acrylic are among the most commonly used materials in the textile industry, and yet these all contribute to the plastic pollution that is taking place in our oceans – whether they are recycled or not. In fact, as explained in the above video, the process of recycling polyester or plastic bottles into new fibres does not cut...