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I started Up Shift Recycling in 2010 and has grown it to one of the largest recyclers of electronic waste. A “recovering lawyer”, I am a graduate of the University of Western Ontario in a combined LL.B. and Honours Business Administration. My goal is to build a great international organization that is the company of choice for local, national and international: e-waste collection; IT value recovery; data destruction; useable parts and item trading; end-of-life e-waste processing; and e-scrap trading services. When not recycling electronics (which doesn’t happen often), I can be found exploring the world with my husband and daughter.

The ocean's other plastic problem

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A single clothes wash can release up to 700,000 microplastic fibres, many of which end up in the ocean. In one study, a third of fish collected in one sample from the English Channel had synthetic pieces of plastic in their gut.
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Synthetic materials like polyester and nylon are made up of plastic fibers. Microplastics from synthetic clothing materials are ending up in the ocean and into the food chain.
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Some pioneering fashion brands are finding innovative ways to reduce their environmental impact Some fashion companies are now turning to natural materials like wool and organic cotton which are renewable and biodegradable.
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My sticking to cotton and linen proved right
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Walmart is FULL of microfiber lounging pants, pajamas, nightgown, baby blankets, you name it, Walmart has it in microfiber. Really scary and very awfully sad, says cath.
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Say no to polyester, cheap. Yes to cotton & wool
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“Synthetic pieces of plastic” -what other kind of plastic would there be?
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I use filters on my washer discharge hose, with the foot of tights inside it. I have to change it often,so it must be fairly effective. Also it reduces drain clogs.
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Are those MICROFIBER made in China??? Might take 50 years or longer to see impact to human body....by then China ...
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Promotions for wool are well and good but how much more livesock will be requieed to produce even more wool. Just plant hemp for industry needs.
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excuse me. but, you can do more significant harm just by buying foods in plastic containers. Buying a t-shirt that isn't made of organic material doesn't significantly impact fishes compared to other purchases humans make.
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I use filters on my washer discharge hose, with the foot of tights inside it. I have to change it often,so it must be fairly effective. Also it reduces drain clogs.
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i love cotton the most anyway!!
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This is really scary!
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