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FABRIC AND TEXTILES

Do you know that clothing has been found in dead Whales stomachs? Fabrics and textiles leak both micro plastics and toxic ingredients and are known killers to marine life. From January 2020 to end of July 2020 
 

Over 988 pieces of clothing, 509 Shoes, 434 Towels, sheets, blankets, were found on the beach in South Mission Beach on the ocean - 1 mile. That averages to about 9 pieces per day. We estimate that this is about 20% of the Fabric items left on the beach in South Mission Ocean. 


 

FABRIC AND TEXTILES

All Fabric items can be recycled or reused. 

 

The tide washes away and the beach cleaners have to stop and pick up. Fabrics get 'sanded over' only to leak toxic ingredients into the ocean and your food source. Sandy towels attract flies and other pests. 

 

The top items found

 

Towels

Sheets

Pillows

Pillowcases

Blankets

Shoes

Underwear

Clothing 

Scarves

Hats

Backpacks

 

Fun Facts: 

2017, 11.2 million tons of textile waste ended up in landfills, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency. 

According to the World Resources Institute, it takes 2,700 liters of water to make one cotton shirt.

Over 8,000 chemicals are used to turn raw materials into clothing

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