Making laundry Ocean friendly
Microplastic pollution in the form of microfibres from laundry waste water is recognised as a global problem. Deep ocean sediments have been found to contain as much plastic or more than oceanic gyres in the form of microfibres. Ocean Remedy acknowledges synthetic fabrics are a large problem, and our product is 100% synthetic.
We are presently working with the good folks of STOP Microwaste Pollution to bring Guppyfriend laundry bags to Australia. Whilst Guppyfriend laundry bags can stop a lot of microfibre release from garments, and keep them out of laundry waste water, they are not the perfect solution. As such we continue to research microplastic fibre release from fabrics, with a goal to reduce the problem at the textile and fibre level, before it reaches the consumer. For a copy of our pilot report into microplastic pollution from laundry click here.