In collaboration with STOP! Microwaste, we are proud to stock Guppyfriend with profits supporting micro pollution research.
The Guppyfriend wash bag is the original practical way to prevent microfibres from entering marine environments. Its soft surface results in fewer fibre losses, helping your garments to last longer. The microfibres released during washing are captured inside the bag. Guppyfriend will hold a couple jackets, or several pieces of swim and active wear.
material: polyamide 6.6, untreated monofilament.
size: 50 x 74 cm
Basic directions: half fill bag, zip shut, wash as normal in cool water, liquid laundry detergent, ideally front load washer. When finished, remove items from the wash bag and hang to dry. Due to the fantastic protection of Guppyfriend, you'll generally only need to remove microfibres after multiple washes. They'll be found clinging to the seams of the bag.
Microplastic pollution is emerging as a significant problem in our oceans worldwide. Australians alone may be contributing the equivalent of 7,500 - 100,000 plastic bags each week as microplastic fibres into our oceans from our laundry.
Want to do something about your laundry? Our pilot study showed washing your synthetic clothes in laundry bags restricts 83-90 % of the microfibres in your laundry waste water. Even better, the bags protect your clothes, making them last longer.