Mandate to install standard microfiber filters in washing machines

Mandate to install standard microfiber filters in washing machines

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Dhruv Boruah started this petition to Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Around 700,000 microscopic fibres could be released into wastewater during each use of a domestic washing machine. These microplastic & microfibres attract/ adsorb "toxic chemicals" known to cause cancer like PCBs, PBDE from its environment. They end up in Tap & Bottled water/ Fish/ Sea Salt/ Beer/ Honey/ Chicken/ Air etc. where they release these chemicals & may become lethal

The current filters in washing machines are not capable enough to filter these microfibers and this leak can be stopped, if we mandate installation of standard microfiber filters

* Special thanks to Plymouth University for their groundbreaking work as always.

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* Photo Credit: Alexandra McGoran

 

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