Doing laundry by hand sheds just as many microfibres as machine washing - new research

Deirdre McKay*, Kelly Sheridan, Thomas Stanton

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Abstract

Between 6,500 and 87,000 tonnes of microfibres are shed during domestic laundering every year in the UK. Many of these minuscule fibres end up in rivers and oceans, with devastating consequences for aquatic animals and environments.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2023

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