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Guppyfriend Microwaste Washing Bag

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  • Charitable
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Recycled Packaging

Charitable

This company donates a portion of their time or profits to charitable efforts in their community or abroad.

Sustainable Lifestyle

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

Recycled Packaging

This product is packaged or shipped in materials that contain recycled content.

Stop microfiber pollution at the source with the Guppyfriend Microwaste Washing Bag! According to a study from UCSB, a city the size of Berlin releases a wash-related volume of microfibers equivalent to 500,000 plastic bags... every single day. These plastic fibers from synthetic textiles are consumed by sea life, where they cause countless health problems that ultimately work their way up the food chain. The solution? Stop microfibers while you wash AND protect your clothes from shedding. The GRead Moreuppyfriend is made from untreated polyamide 6.6, which captures microfibers in the washing machine so you can dispose of them properly. Plus, Guppyfriend donates profits to STOP! Micro Waste and the STOP! Plastic Academy non-profits to raise awareness about microplastic pollution and to educate students, adults and industry partners about the problem. To use: Put synthetic textiles into the Guppyfriend. Do not overfill. Separate colors. Close the Guppyfriend and wash as usual. Take out wet textiles after washing. Remove the released microfibers from the upper corners inside of the Guppyfriend and dispose properly. Want other ways to reduce microfiber pollution? Check out the 10 for the Ocean Washing Guide here: stopmicrowaste.com/tenfortheocean

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Sustainability Features

Materials

  • Untreated polyamide 6.6

End of Life

  • The Guppyfriend is made of polyamide and can be recycled in groups of identical materials (PA 6.6). First remove zip completely.

Earth Friendly Features

  • According to a study from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a city the size of Berlin releases a wash-related volume of microfibers equivalent to 500,000 plastic bags - every single day. The Guppyfriend helps to reduce the microfibers that release from clothing in the washing machine, which travel to our oceans and waterways. Microfibers are consumed by sea life, which can result in infections and blockages, reproductive problems, and starvation – problems that ultimately work their way up the food chain. Reduce microwaste at the source with Guppyfriend!
  • Guppyfriend donates their profits to STOP! Micro Waste and the STOP! Plastic Academy non-profits to raise awareness about microplastic pollution and to educate students, adults and industry partners about the problem.

Packaging

  • Bag is packaged in a paper box
  • Ships in recycled packaging

Product Specifications

Additional Features

  • Guppyfriend is a hands-on solution against microplastic pollution that occurs from washing laundry
  • Reduces fiber shedding and protects your clothes, and filters the few fibers that do break off
  • Stops countless plastic fibers from synthetic textiles going from washing machines into rivers and oceans
  • Easy to use, durable, extends the life of your garments, and can be recycled at the end of the bag's life

Product Dimensions

  • 29.1 x 19.7 in (74 x 50 cm)

Returns

  • Unused, undamaged products in their original product packaging can be returned within 30 days

Specifications

  • The Guppyfriend captures extremely small fibers that break off during washing. The bag does not capture dissolved substances, nano particles or dust grains e.g. from production.

Shipping Info

  • Ships same business day!

About the Company

Guppyfriend

With Guppyfriend, it's not just about the product they sell. It’s about the difference they can make, one washing bag at a time. Their science-approved washing bag not only decreases the amount of loose microplastic fibers by 86% but with every purchase, a portion of their profits are donated to help raise awareness about the very problem they are trying to fix. You can rest - and wash - assured knowing you are helping make a difference one load at a time!

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  1. chels.miles.4

    Great Quality

    chels.miles.4 (verified owner)

    I purchased a different microwaste washing bag brand and Guppyfriend out performed with its high quality! Its very easy to use and remove fibers that collect in the corners. Its a simple way to reduce the microplastic waste that my synthetic clothes create during the wash.

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  2. jscottdartlist

    Two washes and I can already see fibers!

    jscottdartlist (verified owner)

    I love this! I’ve been putting any polyester clothing in the bag and leaving cotton clothing out, and I can see a small patch of fibers getting caught in the corner near the zipper after only two washes! I’m really happy that this is something I can do to reduce the amount of plastic in the waterways until I have my own place where I can put a filter on the washing machine.

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  3. Question

    Maddy

    Can this bag be used with laundry detergent pods, such as dropps? It say in their faq to use liquid over powder, but I’m not sure where pods fall because of their membrane?

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      Hi Maddy! Detergent pods should work just fine with the Guppyfriend Washing Bag. The membrane enclosing Dropps detergent dissolves rapidly once submerged in water and what’s left is a standard, highly-concentrated liquid. The dilemma with powder and the washing bag has to do with the powder not fully dissolving and getting stuck in the bag’s tight weave. Thank you for asking!

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  4. Question

    S

    Is this bag made of naturally occurring polyamide or synthetic polyamide? If it’s synthetic does the bag itself shed microplastic?

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      EarthHero

      Hi there! The Guppyfriend is made of a synthetic polyamide. However- it is made out of monofilaments, which are more like sticks than threads, and thus the bag does not release fibers itself! πŸ™‚

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  5. Question

    L

    Could I put any type of textile (not just synthetics) in the bag in order to protect all my clothing?

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      EarthHero

      Hello! Yes! The Guppyfriend Washing Bag will collect microplastic and microfibers but also protect clothing from friction while in the washing machine. The bag inhibits shedding of all fibers, synthetic or not, and is an excellent way to help extend the life of clothing. πŸ™‚

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  6. Question

    Madelyn

    This says “remove microfibers and dispose properly”. This might be a dumb question, but how do I dispose of them properly?

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      EarthHero

      Hi! This is a very important question. Currently, there is no solution for repurposing tiny microplastics and fibers. Therefore, once removed from the Guppyfriend Washing Bag, they will need to be disposed of in the garbage. While not a perfect solution, consolidating the waste helps ensure that they do not end up in our waterways where they may cause harm to aquatic life and surrounding ecosystems. Thanks for asking!

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