Guppyfriend: washing bag
Laundry Washing Bag for clothes and Planet
Many of our clothes are made of synthetic materials. During washing, broken plastic fibres end up in rivers and seas through waste water. Using the GUPPYFRIEND® bag on average 86% fewer fibres in synthetic clothes are broken. The fibers that break off settle in the corners of the wash bag after washing and can be easily removed and disposed of.
- The GUPPYFRIENDwash bag ® reduces fiber breakage and protects your clothes.
- Broken plastic fibres are retained. The bag itself does not lose any fibres.
Material: untreated polyester (PET), made in Europe, size M: 50 x 74 cm 100% plastic-free packaging
What is the GUPPYFRIEND bag?®
The GUPYYFRIEND wash bag is a scientifically proven and patented solution against microplastic fiber pollution during washing and the only one that protects clothes and the environment.
The GUPPYFRIEND washing bag® significantly reduces fiber breakage. Clothes are protected and can be worn longer.
It holds broken plastic fibers and does not lose any fibers.
Itreminds us to change our washing and shopping behavior
How to use GUPPYFRIEND®
Follow the steps below to get the most out of your GUPPYFRIEND bag®
Place the synthetic garments to be washed in the GUPPYFRIEND bag®.
Fill to about ⅔ of the bag, so that the fabrics can move easily.
2. Close and Wash
Close the GUPPYFRIEND® bag and put it directly into the washing machine.
Add additional non-synthetic clothing or a second full GUPPYFRIEND® to avoid imbalance. Wash as usual at 40°c maximum
Use respectful detergents.
Remove coarse dirt and pet hair before washing
Slide the zipper into the guide at the end of the zipper.
The bag does not hold dissolved substances, nanoparticles or dust particles
You can download the guide here.
3. Download and Empty
Empty the washer, remove the items from the GUPPYFRIEND® while they are still wet.
4. Remove and Relax
Remove the collected fibers from inside the filter fabric by hand and dispose of them in undifferentiated waste.
And relax knowing you did the right thing!
5. What to avoid
Avoid rinsing under running water - so that collected microplastic fibers are not washed into the environment
Avoid washing items with sharp edges - to avoid damaging the material
Avoid ironing - this can also damage the material (wrinkled surface is not a problem)
Avoid using in the dryer - broken fibers can come out of the bag
Avoid hanging/drying in direct sunlight - to avoid damaging the material
Prevents fabric abrasion (pilling)
Garments remain beautiful for longer (they are protected during washing)
Washing result is reliable and clean (confirmed by laboratory tests)
Made of high-tech, long-lasting and alkali-resistantfilter material
Doesnot lose fib ers (obviously)
Reduces fiber shedding
The guide to sustainable washing
Washing guide to avoid releasing microfibers into the environment
#1 AVOID CLOTHES THAT CONTAIN PLASTICS!
BUY LESS BUT BETTER!
Think about what you really need before you buy. Check the label and avoid synthetic fabrics such as polyester, acrylic and nylon. Be critical of misleading advertising. Also ask your local store and favorite brand about microfiber-free alternatives. They need to know you care.
#2 STAY COOL!
There are some habits that it's just about time to change: washing color garments at 40°C and bedding at 60°C is just the thing to change. In the vast majority of cases, 30°C is sufficient. Water in combination with heat weakens the yarn. The so-called hydrolysis causes much more plastic to end up in our oceans.
#3 WASH LESS!
Air out your clothes and wash stains by hand to avoid unnecessary washing. Don't let convenience harm marine life and our health.
#4 NO SPIN!
REDUCE ROTATION SPEED!
A lot of friction happens during the spin cycle. Synthetic fabrics dry quickly. Skip the spin cycle or at least reduce the RPM (rotation per minute) to protect your clothes and the environment.
#5 NO SHOES!
DON'T WASH SOLID ITEMS WITH LAUNDRY!
The fibers break down due to the mechanical forces of the washing machine. Anything solid washed with your clothes leads to significantly more fibers breaking down. Avoid items like shoes and shin guards. Even the use of wash balls and soap nuts - even if used with good intentions - lead to more plastic in the ocean
#6 LIGHT WITH LIGHT! SOFT WITH SOFT.
SEPARATE FABRICS WITH HARD ANDSOFT SURFACES!
Related to the previous rule and based on the same insight: Separate fabrics with a hard surface from those with a soft surface. If you stop washing things like jeans and your fleece items in the same wash load, you'll reduce your contribution to wash-related microplastic pollution.
#7 KIDS DON'T DRY!
DON'T DRY CLOTHES INA DRYER!
The heat and mechanical forces inside a dryer are also culprits in microplastic pollution. Synthetic clothes dry very quickly anyway. Air dry your clothes. If you must use a dryer, be sure to filter out the condensation water.
#8 BE FAST!
The longer you wash, the more the fibers break down. All washing machines have a short wash program. Use.
#9 GREEN DETERGENTS!
USE LESS AND BETTER DETERGENT!
Look for a detergent with a neutral ph value and no bleach.
#10 USE A FILTER AND GUPPYFRIEND WASHING BAG!
Filter your wastewater: Build a filter for the outlet of your washing machine. Use Guppyfriend. It keeps microfibers from entering the oceans. Using it causes fewer fibers to break down, thus extending the life of your fabrics. Fibers that do break down are reliably retained.