The Aussie summer is fast approaching and that means sun, sand, sea and saltwater. Long days, light summer nights, picnics, days out at the beach.
For those who love to spend time at the beach but regret it when they return home and find tiny particles of sand on their floor, in their bed and in most unexpected places, the idea of a sand-free beach towel is sheer bliss.
The problem with many sand-free beach towels is that they’re made from synthetic fibres like polyester and nylon. When you shake the sand out of your synthetic towel, it sheds thousands of tiny plastic microfibres onto the sand. And it’s only a matter of time until they make into the ocean. Microfibres are the biggest source of plastic in our ocean.
What are plastic microfibres?
Plastic particles less than 5mm shaped as fibrous material.
Numerous studies have shown that these plastic particles are mistakenly ingested by hundreds of marine animals ranging from microscopic zooplankton to mussels, oyster, shrimps, crabs and fish, polluting the food chain and possibly ending up in your seafood linguine.
A new beach towel marks the start of summer. It’s that iconic summer product that’s intrinsic to fun filled summer days.