Kirsten Kapp, a professor here at CWC in Jackson, did a study that showed that microplastics from our clothing are being dispersed into our yards by our clothes dryers! She sampled snow and analyzed it for the presence of microfibers. She saw that, as expected, the amount decreased relative to the distance from the dryer’s exhaust pipe. However, she detected them at her furthest distance sampled à 30 feet!
The full article was published in the peer-reviewed article in Plos One on October 7, 2020: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0239165
A summary of the article is presented by Jeff Kart at (October 8, 2020): https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkart/2020/10/08/your-clothes-dryer-is-a-microfiber-exhaust-pipe/#19e18ea73c12