PLEASE NOTE: This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

If you do not change your browser settings you are agreeing to their use.

Ecotexile News
Ecotexile News
Ecotexile News
Ecotexile News
Social Media
Home Twitter Facebook Linked In RSS Feed
Published on Monday, 18 January 2016

Researchers measure atmospheric micro-plastic textile waste

Written by John Mowbray

Micro-plastic, Wiki

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.


THE ECOTEXTILE NEWS BACK ISSUE ARCHIVE