Many of our clothes and other household items that need washing such as dish cloths and towels, contain plastic fibers woven in with natural fibers. These micro plastic fibers break free in the washing machine and enter our water systems. This is the main source of micro plastic pollution.
There are also nano plastics. These can be found in cosmetics and toothpaste.
This is our Open Thread. Speak Up!
If you have the time, here is a presentation by Julie Masura from the University of Washington, Tacoma. This is very informative.
Here’s a link to an interview from Radio Times.