At 35 %, fibres represent the largest single contribution to microplastics in the oceans.
Source: Boucher, J. and Friot D. (2017). Primary Microplastics in the Oceans: A Global Evaluation of Sources. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 43pp.Read more
In 2016 synthetic fibres – plastics, represented 60 % of the 70 million tons global production of textile fibers.
Source: Carr, S.A., 2017. Sources and dispersive modes of micro-fibers in the environment. Integrated Environ. Assess. Manag. 13, 466e469. https://doi.org/10.1002/ieam.1916Read more