I have encountered the following two sentences. In the first sentence, the writer use the word ‘number’ and the word ‘amount’ in the second one. Can I ask if both are correct? or which expression is correct?
In 2013, British ecologist Mark Browne/ launched a project to help reduce the number of microfibers released into the oceans. Avoiding [personal care products that have microbeads in them] and [clothing that was made from synthetic fibers]// would reduce the amount of microplastics entering marine and coastal environments.