This figure is surprising: every year in Germany, about 1.2 kilogrammes of tyre wear, i.e. particles produced by the rubbing of car tyres on the road surface, are released into the environment per capita. This puts tyre wear in first place among microplastic emissions.
A lot of microplastics from sports and outdoor textiles enter the water cycle through washing. However, it is possible to take countermeasures at the production stage, and also consumers can do something. Almost everyone has outdoor or sports clothing in their wardrobe - they are comfortable, versatile and usually easy to care for.