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Published on Monday, 18 January 2016

Researchers measure atmospheric micro-plastic textile waste

Written by John Mowbray

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PARIS – New research has for the first time measured the scale of micro-plastic textile waste stemming from the atmosphere. Researchers collected atmospheric fallout of micro-plastics at two sampling sites over the course of a year and based on their findings estimate that between three and ten tons of textile fibre waste, including synthetic 'micro-plastics', could originate annually from the atmosphere within an area just the size of Paris.