In an op-ed published in collaboration with the Urban Resilience Project, Matt Simon (author of A Poison Like No Other) explains why every government should distribute microfiber filters to its citizens, free of charge, to help keep microplastic particles out of the environment.

Simon writes:

Our clothing is a major source of these particles: Two-thirds of garments are now made of synthetic fibers. We have removable lint filters on our clothes dryers, which keeps the fluff from accumulating and catching on fire. But we don’t have microfiber filters on our washing machines—at least, not yet. France is leading the way with new regulations, requiring that all machines come with filters pre-installed by 2025.

Read the full article published in The Progressive HERE