Wool in Marine Environments

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One proposed strategy against the problem of microfibres is to increase the use of natural fibres in apparel. To date, scientific reporting on microfibres has not included data on microfibres of natural origin, and the textile industry is seeking evidence that fibres such as wool and cotton do not similarly contribute
to pollution of marine environments.

Until research results become available, independent sources provide some confidence that fibres shed during washing of wool clothing are unlikely to contribute to persistent pollution as do those from synthetic clothing.