Microfibers and Fast Fashion: Advocacy Project - Coggle Diagram
Microfibers and Fast Fashion: Advocacy Project
Kinds of solutions needed
Fashion designers and manufacturers must change the way in which clothing is made and new materials must be developed.
Existing industry efforts should be aligned to harmonize standards and improve transparency
Drive industry-led commitments towards guidelines to identify where to focus innovation efforts
Align restricted substances list to rapidly phase out the most harmful substances
Improve transparency on substances used in production processes
Explore the enabling role of policy
collective innovation efforts should be driven to develop and scale safe alternative chemicals and production processes
Scale up the use of safe alternative chemicals
Develop processes and materials that avoid using substances of concern
Move toward regenerative agriculture
Technologies that capture microfibers, which are unavoidably released, must increase in scale and efficiency.
Policymakers should support the uptake of technologies related to the capture of microfibers
Legislative action in the form of bans has been successful in other areas of primary microplastics, such as in cosmetic products
What can washing machine producers do?
What can detergent manufacturers do?
What can waste management service providers do?
The Stakeholders and Power Brokers
While there are things consumers can do to limit microfiber release from clothing, extra effort shouldn't be on the consumer, it should be on manufacturers.
United Nations Environment Assembly
Policy Paper: filters added to washing machines mitigate microfiber pollution
This solution, of adding filters to washing machines, seems like an effective solution to limit the amount of microfibers that leach into our oceans.
This solution is very realistic and might be one of the only realistic ways to limit microfiber pollution