Each time we machine wash clothing made of synthetic materials (polyester, nylon, acrylic, etc.) hundreds of thousands of microplastic fibers are released into waterways. Scientists estimate that 35% of the microplastic pollution in our oceans come from textiles.
These microplastics make their way into our food chains and drinking water. A study found that the average human ingests 5 grams of plastic per week (the equivalent of a credit card!).
Currently, most washing machines do not have built-in microfiber filters. France has adopted a law that will require all new washing machines to have microfiber filters by 2025, but here in the US, there are no state or federal regulations that specifically address the issue of microfiber pollution from laundry.
You can install PlanetCare's external filter to your home washer to help reduce microfiber pollution. Celsious is the only North American distributor of PlanetCare's Mini Starter Kit, which is compatible with HE and standard washing machines (front or top loaders), and comes with:
Studies have shown that washing clothes less often with cold water and on shorter cycles can dramatically reduce microfiber shedding.
If you wash a lot of cotton and/or have pets that shed a lot, you might find your cartridges need to get replaced before the 20th wash.
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