Your favorite clothes may be polluting the world’s water supply. Synthetic clothing including polyester, acrylic and nylon fabrics release millions of microfibers every time they are washed. Even though they are too small to be seen by the naked eye, microfibers have become a massive problem and two undergraduates from the College of Engineering and Computer Science have designed an easy to use product to help catch them.
“They can easily wash down drains, go into the ocean and these tiny pieces of plastic eventually cause a lot of chaos for marine life and aquatic life too,” says Serena Omo-Lamai ’20, a student in the Renee Crown University Honors Program.
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