Here are some other great tips that we found from The Plastic Pollution Coalition:
• Wash synthetic clothes less frequently and for a shorter duration.
• Consider switching to a liquid laundry soap. Laundry powder “scrubs” and loosens more microfibers.
• Use a colder wash setting. Higher temperature can damage clothes and release more fibers.
• Dry spin clothes at low revs. Higher revolutions increase the friction between the clothes.
• When you clean out your dryer, place lint in the trash instead of washing it down the drain.
• Consider purchasing a Guppy Friend wash bag. In tests, the bag captured 99 percent of fibers released in the washing process. The bags will soon be available for purchase at Patagonia for $20-30.
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