Egner has committed to reading product labels to avoid those containing plastic ingredients. That’s easy compared with the daunting task of reducing the amount of microfibers potentially coming from the boating attire and moisture-wicking clothes that make it easier to work outside in Florida.
“I look in my closet, and I’m like, ‘Man, I’ve got a lot of synthetic material in here,'” Egner said. “Look on your tags: If you have something that’s 100 percent cotton, you’re good right there. But generally, it’s a mix of things, which is not so good.”