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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:12 pm    Post subject: Yoga Pants Cause Sea Pollution Reply with quote

Did Your Yoga Pants Cause Sea Pollution?
Researchers say cozy clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that's increasingly ending up in oceans and possibly contaminating seafood.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/alabama/articles/2017-03-15/yoga-pants-cozy-clothes-may-be-key-source-of-sea-pollution

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Comfortable clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that's increasingly ending up in the oceans and potentially contaminating seafood, according to Gulf Coast researchers launching a two-year study of microscopic plastics in the waters from south Texas to the Florida Keys.


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Yoga pants, Patagonia's cozy jackets, sweat-wicking athletic wear and other garments made from synthetic materials shed microscopic plastic fibers called "microfibers" when they're laundered. Wastewater systems flush the microfibers into natural waterways, eventually reaching the sea.


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Other recent studies have shown that microfibers can end up in the stomachs of marine animals, including seafood, like oysters. Experts increasingly suggest that manufacturers of washing machines not just body washes or other scrubbing detergents may need to be targeted next in efforts to reduce plastic waste in the oceans.


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Consumer-focused efforts such as Patagonia's outreach, liquor giant Bacardi's decision to stop adding plastic straws and stirrers to cocktails at company events, Miami Beach's ban on Styrofoam containers or the federal microbeads ban can help slow the rate of microfibers and other plastics adding up in the oceans, but the pollution also needs to be addressed at its source and at wastewater treatment plants, Wessel said.

"It would be really great if the washing machine companies would get on board and come up with a filter to trap these microfibers," Wessel said. "I think there's a big push right now nobody really disagrees that marine debris is an issue that needs to be addressed."

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never bought or worn yoga pants. I will have to check with my g/f to see if she's ever done so.
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