Sound the alarm? Or have we overestimated the problems associated with microfibers & microplastics?!?
Between 2014 and 2016, an increasing number of journalists began reporting on disturbing new research showing that microfibers from synthetic garments were making their way from our washing machines into fish and other aquatic animals. Since then the textile industry has been scrambling to understand the extent of the problem and what our industry should do about it. It's now 2019, so what more have we learned since researchers first sounded the alarm? And what is our industry currently doing to address the challenge? Mike sat down with Sophie Mather from The Microfibre Consortium to get updated. Sophie has been working at the forefront of this issue, so there is no one better to provide a "state of play" on this topic. Listen for the first 25 minutes to get a comprehensive industry update and continue listening to dive deeper into the weeds.