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    Meryl Is Working to Stop Microfiber Pollution

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    What is Microfiber Pollution?

    What is Microfiber Pollution? Man-made fabrics, favored by clothing industry manufacturers, include polyester, nylon, acrylic, and others. These synthetic materials are durable, affordable, and readily available. However, textiles and clothing made from these fabrics contain tiny, plastic fibers responsible for making up 35% of the plastic polluting the world’s oceans. Fish and other marine life swallow these microfibers and eventually make their way into our food supply. Meryl commits all its textiles to be “Zero Water Micro-plastic Pollution” compliant.

    Textiles from Meryl are soft, breathable, and contain no chemicals or silicones as Meryl is working to stop microfiber pollution. Face masks manufactured by Meryl are chemical-free and microfiber-free, keeping you protected and safe while reducing microfiber pollution of our oceans and our world.

    How Do Microfibers End up in the Environment?

    Each load of laundry that includes clothing made from synthetic materials releases 9-million microfibers that end up in wastewater treatment plants, which cannot filter them out. These tiny plastic fibers, 100 times finer than human hair, are labeled primary microfibers. The majority of these microfibers polluting the earth come from polyester, which contains ester and dihydric alcohol, and terephthalic acid, all inorganic materials that are non-biodegradable. Wearing a face mask made from synthetic fabrics causes you to inhale the microfibers and can spread disease found on these microfibers.

    Meryl Ensures Certification of Its Products

    Using innovative and highly-advanced production techniques, Meryl creates 100% of their textiles free of microfibers and chemicals. Through certification from top-rated independent laboratories such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Microbe Investigations Switzerland, the OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 label, a label distinguishing textiles manufactured without harmful substances, ensures everything designed and manufactured by Meryl meets rigorous standards. Meryl provides high-quality, products safe for you and the environment.