How much plastic is in this jumper?
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How much plastic is in this jumper?

University researchers are investigating the amount of man-made fibres released into the waste stream by domestic washing machines.

Research by the University of Plymouth suggests an average wash releases up to 700,000 man-made fibres.

The BBC filmed inside a machine as the university's marine scientist Imogen Napper put a polyester jumper through the wash.

Video Journalist: Jonathan Morris

  • 12 Feb 2019
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