Your polyester sweater is destroying the environment. Here’s why | Adrienne Matei

Boycotting polyester would reduce microfiber pollution. But the larger problem is the sheer volume of clothing we buy and discard

Last week, an exclusive Guardian report revealed that a mind-boggling 13.3 quadrillion microfibers (infinitesimal strands of fabric) were released into the California environment in 2019.

Related: Bottle-fed babies swallow millions of microplastics a day, study finds

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