Frequent washing wastes energy and harms our waters. Instead, where possible air out your clothes and wash out stains by hand.
Synthetic garments lose plastic particles. Particularly during washing, the plastic fibres that break off end up in the wastewater and so far cannot be filtered out efficiently.
The microplastic particles enter the sea, accumulate toxins and are ingested by fish and other marine life. The plastic from our clothes thus ends up on our plates and harms not only nature but also us.
"#1 WASH BETTER" are ten simple washing tips that help us to change our washing behaviour and reduce the pollution of the oceans by microplastics.