Re-using textile fabrics could drastically reduce freshwater microfiber plastic pollution, CDP report find

A CDP report on the textile industry suggests supply side reform could dramatically reduce capital outlay on managing groundwater pollution liability and minimising wastage, through more recycling and circular economy measures.

Microfiber plastics can pollute the freshwater supplies that utility companies rely on. According to the CDP report, “The washing of synthetic textiles is considered to be the primary source of microplastics in the aquatic…