Treasure Island

Gregory Allen Uhan

(December 24,1987 / Warren, Michigan)

Dirty Laundry

Household washing machines
spin cycle waste water churns out
potentially adverse Microplastic pollution

polyester acrylic debris
washing up shorelines worldwide

synthetic textile filaments
contaminate marine habitats
once ingested microplastics
persist in cells for months

moving up the food chain
after absorbing toxic chemicals
PCBs dioxins DDT

forensic evidence indicates
a single garment can shed over
1900 fibers in a single load

lack of funding stifles
research into removal methods

fashion designers
appliance manufactures
need develop innovative ways

environmentally friendly
filters and fibers
to reduced debris release

simple solutions provide
consumers means to play their part
choosing natural fabrics

linen wool silk hemp
good old organic cotton
over synthetic textiles

consider petrochemical
free detergents
when loading laundry

max out mileage on
blankets fleeces shirts
before tossing in the wash

Submitted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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  • Terence George Craddock (7/13/2012 6:59:00 AM)

    petrochemical free detergents hints at synthetic textiles pimp sources petrol companies flogging fossil soups served up upon shorelines worldwide sterilizing seas spreading mega ocean dead zones off coastlines of highly industrialized nations determined to melt poles to milk another 10cents worth of profit ignoring last red light waning flashes before catastrophic sea level rises sudden engulf permanently slim lined continents suffering fabricated deaths (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (7/10/2012 1:11:00 PM)

    Another green talk...great knowledge to share! well just wonder if human hearts can get clean by any laundry techniques hahahhaha: P.i bet the detergent must be hard to get...and consume lot of pollution...jealousy! LOL i am joking_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

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