Wash, rinse, pollute, repeat


Capital News Service
LANSING — A new study shows that while we clean our clothes we dirty waterways like the Great Lakes. Every load of laundry produces microfibers, or tiny pieces of clothing that shed during washing. Wastewater treatment plants can’t break them down, so they end up in lakes, rivers and other bodies of water. Once they’re in the water, aquatic animals can mistake the fibers for food. And that’s not a good thing.

Free Laundry In the Dorms

Michigan State University’s Residence, Education and Housing Services will be providing free laundry for students living in the dorms for the Fall 2013 school year. Students give their thoughts and Assistant Director Ashley Chaney gives us details on the new perk.