Join the WI for a Twitter Q&A with PhD student Imogen Napper on 8 June, World Oceans Day. Imogen is working to #EndPlasticSoup at the University's International Marine Litter Research Unit.
Her previously conducted research showed that each use of a domestic washing machine could release more than 700,000 microscopic fibres into waste water and her current project involves testing products that say they can capture these fibres.
As well as looking into the environmental impact of washing clothes, Imogen's research has also included assessing the quantities of microbeads within cosmetics, with work conducted at Plymouth cited extensively when the government ban into their use came into force earlier this year.
Please send any questions you have for Imogen about her work to firstname.lastname@example.org or ask them on social media using #WIEndPlasticSoup.
Visit thewi.org.uk/endplasticsoup to find out more about the WI’s campaign.