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By Golfrefugees

Now that Nike Golf and Adidas Golf are just going to concentrate on apparel, here are some facts they sometimes forget to tell their customers; Polyester is a plastic and when you wash polyester based apparel it sheds microfibre plastic particles which pollute our oceans. One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans. Virtually every piece of plastic (including the first polyester sport shirt) that was ever made still exists in some shape or form. It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade. Plastic chemicals can be absorbed by the body. Some of these chemicals found in plastic have been found to alter hormones in humans. You may ask why Nike, Adidas and many others prefer to use polyester? Polyester is the least expensive fiber to manufacture. What does all this mean for you? Your next polyester sport shirt will last between 500 -1,000 years. Some of the chemicals used to make your plastic sport shirt (which apparel brands hide from you) can be absorbed through your skin and potentially alter your hormone levels. Each time you wash your polyester sport shirt it will shed microfibre particles which contribute to plastic ocean pollution and kill sea birds and marine mammals. If you enjoy eating fish and other sea food, microplastic particles from your own polyester sport shirts can end up on your plate. Enjoy.

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