Microplastic refers to solid polymer with dimensions less than 5 mm. Laundry is one of the sources of microplastic fibres in waterway. When the laundry sewage is released to ocean without proper treatment, the microplastic fibres would pose a threat to lives in water. Using microbial consortium to bio-degrade microplastic is an energy-efficient alternative approach to convention microplastic filtration.
Established in 2006, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) is funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR government, and hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
HKRITA has achieved research deliverables over the years around our research clusters targeting in sustainability, industry advancement and social benefits through our centre-owned research teams and laboratories as well as collaborations with industry partners and institutions.