MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — First it was tiny plastic beads, but now scientists are rising concerns that fibers from clothing polluting the Great Lakes.
A recent study from the State University of New York found polyester fleece sheds thousands of fibers when it’s washed.
Those fibers are making their way into waste water treatment plants, and then into the lakes.
Scientists have recently found high concentrations of the fibers floating.
They say the plastics are getting stuck inside fish, and could be harmful.