Finally, there is a way to filter the water from your laundry and limit the amount of microplastic fibres that are entering the water flows.
Slovenian company PlanetCare has designed filters that are catching microplastic fibres which shed from textiles and clothes during washing and drying.
PlanetCare filters are capable of coughing 60 % to 90% of all microfibers. On average, the membrane has to be replaced after about 20 washes. The filter costs between EUR 35-40, and the membrane between EUR 0.80-2.60.
At the moment the filters are designed as add-on filters for existing models of washing machines, and let's hope they will soon built-in all washing machines on the market.
In the meantime, we need to stop flooding the ocean with microplastics, which means we need to start making some ethical fashion choices.