MICROPLASTICS WASH BAG

Did you know a single clothes wash could release over 700,000 microplastic fibres?! A good majority of these end up in our waterways where they cause harm to wildlife, pollute the waters and enter the food chain. Studies have shown that 85% of litter on shorelines around the world is microplastics! Below we've listed places you can buy wash bags for synthetic clothes. These are specially designed to capture microplastics which can be emptied into the bin once the wash has finished.

ON THE HIGH STREET

Microplastics wash bags are yet to become available on the high streets but we hope in time that more businesses will start selling this eco-friendly alternative. If you know of any high street shops selling these products please get in contact!

If you have a zero waste shop close by you could give them a call before ordering online below, find your nearest here.

ONLINE

TOP TIP: If you're shopping online and buying more than one item then it's more eco-friendly ordering all items from the same website in one order to reduce the impact of packaging and delivery. 

 

All the websites below sell microplastics wash bags made by Guppyfriend who give their profits to the non profit STOP! Micro Waste, where children learn how to tackle plastic problems.

Surfers Against Sewage stock wash bags as well as lots of other great products. Proceeds go towards the charity's work to protect oceans and marine life.

Plastic Freedom sell wash bags and have a brilliant selection of other eco-friendly products. They also plant one tree for every order made. 

Know The Origin also stock wash bags and lots of other eco-conscious products and sustainable clothing.

Patagonia stock wash bags as well as a great range of greener outdoor sports clothing and equipment as well as regular clothing with the environment in mind.

Boobalou also sell wash bags and a great range of other products for green living.