Ocean plastic pollution represents a global crisis. And microplastics – the tiny particles that make up plastic – contaminate our lakes, rivers and oceans, as well as land-based environments. Recent research suggests that the shedding of microfibres in laundry from synthetic garments may represent a growing contribution to microplastic pollution. This has industry, business and government turning to science for new approaches. While apparel products are not the only source of microplastic pollution, leading industry players are stepping up. This expert panel will look at how science and business are collaborating to understand the problem, and speak to the ways that some of the world’s leading outdoor apparel companies are responding with leadership and innovation.
In partnership with Ocean Wise