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Plastic Microfibers Pollute Our Waters

Video from Puget Soundkeepers Alliance

In this video, Puget Soundkeeper’s Stewardship Team, Kristin and Gillian, explain what microplastics are and how they reach our waterways. Microplastics are often eaten by marine life and can cause starvation, digestion issues, and exposure to toxic chemicals. Microplastics have been found in our drinking water and in the deepest part of the ocean. Kristin & Gillian talk about plastics in our clothing and tell you how you can limit the shed of microplastics into the environment.

Then … join the Sustainable Ballard Plastics Free July Team! Learn how to reduce your own plastic consumption.

Resources:

PugetSoundKeeper Alliance
Puget Soundkeeper Microplastic Analysis Results
Vassilenko et al. 2019 Study
Orca Fecal Study
Story of Stuff Microfibers
The Green Hub