The Environmental Show: Microfibers
2017, Middle School, Film
Group Members: Isha Agarwal, Tanvi Khot, Anwita Kasar, Divya Thoppae, Sonia Wong, Avni Mishra, and Neha Khandekar
The issue of microfibers is rarely discussed, which is alarming as most of the plastic pollution in our oceans is caused by microfibers. Global sampling of ocean water reveals that 80% of plastics in our ocean is microfibers. We came upon this topic while reading an article about microplastics at school, and by doing further research we found out that microfibers were the bigger threat to our food chain. We, humans, are contributing to this problem, and the sad part is most of us are not even aware of it, but by being aware we are taking a step in the right direction. As we researched, we understood the importance of raising awareness and helping the marine life. We also discovered some solutions, such as washing clothes at slower speeds and cooler temperatures. We humans started this problem, but if we all come together, we can fix it.