How do you tackle microplastics? Start with your washing machine – the Grist

Laundrymat (sic) by alessandro silipo CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr.

Simple filters could help remove microfiber pollution from your laundry. But experts say a broader portfolio of solutions is needed to address the problem.

As environmental challenges go, microfiber pollution has come from practically out of nowhere. It was only a decade or so ago that scientists first suspected our clothing, increasingly made of synthetic materials like polyester and nylon, might be major contributors to the¬†global plastic problem…