EarthKind Sea Saver Micro Filter Washing Bag
Trap tiny plastic fibres shed when washing your clothes with this sea saver laundry bag
To date, microplastics have been found in around 600 marine species, and the decomposition of this pollution takes up to 450 years. Microfibres shed from clothing during washing are a significant source of marine debris, and now we have something to help you reduce your impact!
The Sea Saver Micro Filter Washing Bag Laundry Bag is a practical way to reduce the countless tiny plastic microfibres that are released from our synthetic clothing during washing, from entering into our rivers and oceans. The bag even helps your clothes to last longer, as its soft surface results in fewer fibre losses! The fibres that do break off are captured inside the Sea Saver, and can be disposed of responsibly.
Clean Clothes - Clean Ocean
Simply place your man-made textiles (e.g. garments containing polycotton, polyester and nylon etc) into the Sea Saver and wash as usual. Your woollen mix or cotton garments can be washed at the same time but outside the bag. At the end of the wash cycle clear any plastic fibres from the Sea Saver and place into the recycling. The Sea Saver can also be used to protect fragile garments like silks during the wash.
With the surge in fast fashion, and many clothes being made from plastic derived fabrics for cost purposes, this clever bag helps counteract some of the negative impacts of this trend. It also helps where garments have been made from recycled plastic or synthetic fibres.
Size: 60 x 46cm
It's perfectly normal if you don't find any microfibres at first. They are very small and not obvious. Also, the amount of fibres lost or shed during the wash cycle very much depends on the fabric material or structure so fibres maybe difficult to find with the naked eye, especially in a wet bag.
In addition, the Sea Saver Washing Bag has been designed to prevent microfibre loss at source. Due to the smooth surface and structure of the material, fewer microfibres break off during washing. This ensures that your clothes are protected, pilling is avoided and fibre loss is reduced. The microfibres that nevertheless break off accumulate over time. You are most likely to find them in the corners or at the hem after a few weeks of use.