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Tip 1: Choose natural fibres instead of plastic mix fabrics
Acrylic, polyester, polyamide, spandex and nylon clothes shed hundreds of thousands of plastic microfibres with each wash and tumble dry. Switch to clothing made from natural fibres instead.
Tip 2: Go for eco-friendly laundry and dishwasher detergents
Many conventional brands contain powdered plastic bulking agents along with microbead scrubbing agents, similar to those now banned in the UK for cosmetic use. Switch to eco-friendly detergent brands with no unnecessary plastic additives.
Tip 3: Use the car less
Our car tyres are around 60% plastic. Every time we drive, nasty little pieces of tyre get scraped off onto the road surface, producing a horrible plastic dust that contributes to air and water pollution. Switch to cycling, public transport and walking whenever possible.