Prevent microplastics from entering the water with a microplastics-filter (VIDEO)

Each washing cycle, 10 to 20 million microplastics are released into the surface waters through our washingmachines.

The result is many ill and dying animals, a damaged ecosystem and plastic particles in our food and drinks.

As Fashion / textiles are being washed all the time, it is of paramount importance that this part should be looked at, next to the other sustainability issues.

We found this company who is developing the microplastics-filter. Read and watch their story.

Together with a number of partners from the business community, within the government and the scientific world, MarcelvangalenDesign is working on the development of a IoT Microplastics-filter for washingmachines. Until now this project has been financed by MarcelvangalenDesign with some help of the Government. This Research & Development cooperation has finished. Now we are looking for partners to further develop this product.

Partners can help by donating their knowledge, their network and a financial contribution to cover the costs of the basic research activities.

Microplastics filters are able to filter 90% of the microfibres. We added a unique IoT solution. This way, users can be compensated for the costs they are making: using a microplasticsfilter can lead to reduced taxes.

The app enables users to check on the state of the filter and make data available to Water Boards and organisations who take care of the periodic replacement of the filter.

Help microplastics-filter. You can do that in different ways buy becoming a sponsor or a donation. Found more here :
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The organisers of the materials 4 sustainable fashion conference have no commercial relation with the initiator of this product. We find it very important to support this initiative!

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