Waschanleitung gegen Mikroplastikverschmutzung

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Your house dust is full of microplastics. Sad but true. This comes from many sources, such as carpets, curtains, upholstered furniture, clothing, blankets, and shoes. And when we pour our cleaning water directly down the drain, plastic particles from our homes end up in the environment. How can we stop this? Use the GUPPYFRIEND Bucket Filter! Quickly attach it to the bucket and retain your household dust's microplastic particles and fibers. What do you say? Never be without it again!

  • It fits any conventional bucket
  • Durable and alkaline resistant
  • Fine laboratory filter fabric that doesn't lose fibers itself
  • Responsibly produced in the EU

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What's the problem?

Have you ever wondered what house dust consists of? Well, we didn't know either. That's why we had it tested in a lab. It contains many microplastics!

Unfortunately, scientific studies show that up to 11,000 microfibres per day per square meter are deposited where we spend most of our time: In our homes! Most of these are plastic and chemical fibers that we either inhale or ingest in various ways or end up in the environment through our cleaning water.

As a reminder, microplastics are fossil fuel based and contain chemical additives. This is threatening our health and the microplastics from our house dust have no place in nature.

Where does it come from?

In everyday life, small amounts of plastic particles are constantly being released from all synthetic materials through abrasion and use. This applies to kitchen utensils, clothing, shoe soles, curtains, and upholstery, to name just a few. The result: a colourful plastic cocktail! Sound tasty?

So, what are we going to do? Roll up our sleeves and mop it up! Well done. But be careful with the cleaning water: Even sewage treatment plants struggle with the tiny particles and fibers and can't remove them entirely. Those retained frequently re-enter the loop as fertilizer on our fields. Not with us! Let's stop it while we can. The GUPPYFRIEND Bucket Filter is here to help. It makes sure that microplastics end up where they belong, in your rubbish.

So, join us. Make your wastewater microplastic-free.

Bild zeigt, wie Mikroplastik über den Hausstaub und durch Kläranlagen in Gewässer gelangt und schließlich wieder auf unserem Teller und in unserem Körper
Bilderfolge zeigt, wie der Guppyfriend Eimerfilter um den Eimer gelegt geschnallt wird und der Eimerfilter genutzt wird.

How does it work?

Integrate the GUPPYFRIEND Bucket Filter effortlessly into your cleaning routine.

1. put the blue strap around the bucket and tighten it
2. pour cleaning water through the filter into the drain
3. dispose of the residue in the non-recyclable (residual) household waste bin

Questions & Answers

Microplastics are everywhere. Home textiles such as upholstered furniture, curtains, carpets, and coatings on surfaces, clothing, and shoe soles are all sources of microplastics.

The proportion of synthetic fibers in house dust strongly depends on the materials found in the living environment. However, household dust studies have concluded that house dust primarily consists of plastic and chemical fibers.

In addition to hair, skin particles, and mites, house dust consists primarily of plastic abrasion from carpets, blankets, upholstered furniture, curtains, shoe soles, textiles, and other objects.

It can't be reliably filtered out by sewage treatment plants and ends up in nature with sewage sludge, which is responsible for climate-damaging ethylene and methane gas emissions. Millions of tonnes of tiny plastic particles enter the land and sea and impact our natural carbon reservoirs, which cause innumerable cancers in humans and animals and are also suspected of leading to reproductive disorders and the extinction of important microorganisms. Before broken plastic fibers and fragments disintegrate into even smaller pieces, microplastics must be filtered out where they are produced. All experts agree: that microplastics don't belong in nature!

The "sludge" remaining in the GUPPYFRIEND Bucket Filter can be removed when damp and disposed of in the residual waste. After use, the filter surface can be cleaned with a cloth or a soft brush (natural bristles, please!). Please do not clean under running water!

In general, yes, you shouldn't use just any cleaner, but make sure it's biodegradable and doesn't contain microplastics in solid form or liquid polymers. Surfactants from palm oil are of natural origin, but here we would rather have a clean house while keeping our rainforests intact. There are other alternatives! Always clean responsibly and avoid bringing the filter into contact with heavily overdosed, viscous, or acidic washing solutions.

The "sludge" collected in the GUPPYFRIEND Bucket Filter consists of different materials that shouldn't return to the environment or the material cycle. Disposing of it in your container for residual waste is the safest solution to avoid this.

Yes, sewage treatment plants clean and filter our wastewater. But there are at least three significant problems with this:

  1. Even modern sewage treatment plants can only partially remove microplastics, and especially the smaller parts are problematic. Studies confirm that considerable amounts of microplastics can be found downstream from a sewage treatment plant.
  2. The sewage sludge filtered out in the treatment plant is usually used as fertilizer and spread on agricultural fields, which leads to extreme microplastic pollution.
  3. To avoid backwater into our households during heavy rainfall, partially untreated wastewater polluted with microplastics is diverted directly into rivers and lakes.

So, get involved! Filter your cleaning water! You're the last stop before microplastics from your household dust are released into nature!

For the GUPPYFRIEND Bucket Filter, we use an untreated, silicone-free, and particularly fine laboratory filter fabric made of polyester, characterised by high alkaline resistance. Since it's made from a monofilament, the filter fabric doesn't release microplastics into nature.