Les fibres plastiques

Our dirty laundry makes the oceans dirty !

Expédition MED machine-a-laverRecent studies have shown the existence of a new pollution caused by plastic fibers used to make clothes and released in the envrionement when washed in washing machine.

Degrémont Services has initiated in 2014 the program « Ecosteam », working in partnership with Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, the Oceanographic Laboratory of Villefranche sur Mer and Expéditions MED. The objective is to learn about the risks induced by this pollution for marine wildlife, and also test new technologies to stop plastic fibers from escaping from water treatment plants.