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Guppyfriend Microwaste Washing Bag

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  • Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Charitable
  • Recycled Packaging

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.

Charitable

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

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 of 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. Question

    Cynthia B Robson

    I use cleancult laundry tablets.
    Are these likely to get stuck?
    What are the comparative advantages between the coraball and the guppy bags?
    Do I need both?

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      EarthHero

      Hi Cynthia! The Guppyfriend recommends using a liquid detergent with this bag. To use the Guppyfriend, you can place all of your synthetic-fiber clothes (polyester, spandex, etc.) into the bag so that the fibers can be caught! After washing, you can collect the fibers inside and discard them. With a Cora Ball, you toss the ball into your load of mixed fiber clothing (some cotton, some polyester) to catch the fibers. It can take a few loads of use for microfibers to catch in the ball, but once they are visible, you can pinch them out and discard them as well. We recommend using only one or the other! If we can help with your decision, feel free to reach out at support@earthhero.com. We are here to help πŸ˜€

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  2. Question

    Betty

    Can these bags be used with Tru Earth Laundry Strips?

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      EarthHero

      Hi Betty! We’re stoked to hear that you are looking to start using a Guppyfriend washing bag. You can definitely use these Tru Earth strips to make your routine super eco-friendly!

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  3. Question

    Nic

    Can I use the organic soap nuts with the bag?

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      EarthHero

      Hi Nic! We recommend using a liquid detergent with the Guppyfriend like this for best results. Powdered detergents can get stuck in the bag’s tight weave, but you’re welcome to use soap nuts in their liquid form!

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  4. kellaera

    kellaera (verified owner)

    I got this for my dad and he was very pleased — says it’s big enough for all their synthetic clothes. And it works well!

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  5. Kelsey Hilmes

    Best non-filter option for microplastics

    Kelsey Hilmes (verified owner)

    As a renter, I am not ready to fuss with a formal microplastics. I bought two guppy bags and a coraball. I strongly recommend the guppy bags over the cora ball. These are huge, sturdy, and I have had no trouble getting my clothes clean. I recommend buying two and splitting your load between them to keep your washer balanced. Very satisfying to put a brand new item of clothing in the bag and pull out chunks of lint from the bag that could’ve been washed into our public water. These have hanging loops and if you put up some hooks you can easily use a few of these as an alternative to a traditional hamper as well.

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  6. lotrfinatic

    Literally.....AMAZING!

    lotrfinatic (verified owner)

    I’ve had my eye on this for a while and decided since Earth Day was coming up, I might as well jump the gun and buy it (cause I was going to regardless).

    OH. MY. GAWD! This sucker is HUGE! It literally held almost all of my synthetics (I wear mostly workout clothes, so I wear a lot of them). I didn’t catch as much as I thought I would, and I also realized they aren’t always at the top corners of the bag.

    At the end of the load after getting the clothes out, I actually just inverted this over the trash can and got everything out.

    I used this for my gym clothes, my intimates, and the clothes I never want to have to replace to help reduce fiber tearing and extend the life of my clothes. You do need to be a bit careful you don’t overfill the bag, but this is soooo freaking amazing! I love it! I wish they sold the GuppyFriend filter for your actual washer….

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  7. Question

    Mary K

    Do you have anything that can catch the micro plastics as they leave the washing machine instead of using the bag in the machine?

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      EarthHero

      Hi Mary, thanks for reaching out! Our product team is on the hunt for the best filter that attaches to the washing machine. However, this bag, as well as the Cora Ball, are wonderful because, in addition to catching microfibers, they also reduce clothing from shedding in the first place! Another tip is to always wash on cold to further discourage microplastics and fibers from coming off of clothing.

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  8. lkawamoto

    lkawamoto (verified owner)

    As other reviews mention, it’s quite large. Immediately from the first wash, I saw the fibers collecting in the bag. Clothes come out looking as clean as they had before without the bag.

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  9. basically_a_plant

    Genius and affordable compared to other options 😍

    basically_a_plant (verified owner)

    This bag was actually a lot larger than I expected and can fit most, if not all, of my synthetics! Then I just put my cotton garments in the same load outside of the bag- it works perfectly! NOTE: Doesn’t seem to work well with my washing machine when I do a load with just the bag. You need other textiles thrown in for it to run properly. Otherwise it’s just banging around in there and throws all the weight off :/

    Can’t wait to start seeing results!

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  10. Shana

    excellent!

    Shana (verified owner)

    I thought this bag was going to be much smaller than it is. It holds quite a bit! The first time I used it I was shocked at how much lint was left inside! I had no idea how much material was getting washed down the drain!

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  11. laur.rowe

    Useful and great size

    laur.rowe (verified owner)

    I wasn’t sure how much I’d be able to fit in the bag, but it’s been more than big enough to fit all that I need in it! I’ve been using it every week for over a month and I can see some fibers building up. I’m glad that it really works and that I’m able to wash my clothes without them shedding microplastics!

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  12. Tracy Schneider

    Easy solution

    Tracy Schneider (verified owner)

    The bag is big and easily holds all of the synthetic clothes I have per load.

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  13. Julie Dews

    guilt free washing

    Julie Dews (verified owner)

    This is a great product. I was avoiding washing my fleece vest because of the microfibers getting in the water. It works great, and I’m so happy to have a clean vest!

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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      EarthHero

      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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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