31 Mar '17, 6pm

Stop plastic microfiber pollution with this ingenious laundry bag

Stop plastic microfiber pollution with this ingenious laundry bag

Guppy Friend traps plastic fibers from synthetic clothes that would otherwise get released into the environment. When Alexander Nolte and Oliver Spies first learned about the plastic pollution generated by washing synthetic clothes, they were deeply alarmed. Sporting gear is their business. As co-owners of an outdoor apparel store in Germany and avid surfers, they felt a keen responsibility to find a solution to what has been called “the biggest environmental problem you’ve never heard of.” Nolte and Spies have developed a special laundry bag called Guppy Friend . The idea behind Guppy Friend is to contain synthetic clothing within a mesh bag that lets in soapy water while trapping any plastic fibers that are loosened during the wash. Once the cycle is complete, you remove the clothes from the bag, scrape out the fibers, which stick to the white nylon background, and dispo...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/stop-plastic-microfi...

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