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GUPPYFRIEND Laundry Detergent

Clean laundry without microplastics


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Delivery time: 1-3 working days (DE) | 2-6 working days (Europe)

What’s the purpose of having plastic in our ocean? Correct – there’s none. That’s why we’ve developed an environmentally friendly, powerful detergent without solid or liquid plastic: the GUPPYFRIEND Laundry Detergent. Microplastic-free and vegan, it’s made from a natural soap based on local ingredients. Rapeseed instead of palm oil, clean laundry without felling the rainforest.

  • Microplastic, vegan, and palm oil-free
  • Made from local GMO-free rapeseed oil
  • Powerful, even at a low dosage
  • Produced in Austria
  • A 100 % post-consumer recycled refill bottle


palm oil free

PCR bottle

protects the nature

Made in EU

No microplastics? Yes, it works! Are you in?

Our daily routine makes all the difference: small deeds make significant impacts. The GUPPYFRIEND Laundry Detergent is our solution to help you further reduce microplastics in everyday life. And you can do so without sacrificing the pleasure of fresh, clean Laundry. Sounds great? It is.

Together, we contribute to environmental protection with creativity and innovation. Because the GUPPYFRIEND Laundry Detergent doesn't contain any solid or liquid microplastics. And instead of relying on environmentally and climate-damaging palm oil as an active washing ingredient, our detergent cleans with natural soap based on local rapeseed oil. It's vegan and locally cultivated without the use of GMOs.

Instead of decimated rainforests, local fields are in full yellow bloom. Are you in?

Sounds nice, but does it work?

Like a charm, we have done our research – with the help of an independent laboratory. The tests show that the washing performance of GUPPYFRIEND Laundry Detergent is comparable to Germany's market leader in heavy-duty detergents. Great for cleaning stubborn dirt such as ketchup, clay, or chocolate. This means maximum washing performance with minimum environmental impact. And with the pleasant aroma of organic natural stone pine, your clothes smell as fresh as an early morning in a Tyrolean Forest. Sounds tempting? Just try it.

Good to know: Detergent alone can't prevent microplastic pollution from breaking plastic fibres. However, your choice of detergent has a significant impact - from the packaging to the sourcing of raw materials to the ingredients you choose.

Two products against microplastics

And what is the perfect partner for the GUPPYFRIEND Laundry Detergent? The GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag, of course! We especially recommend it for synthetic textiles, such as sports and outdoor clothing. The GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag prevents your Laundry's microplastics from ending in wastewater. At the same time, it protects the fabric during washing so you can enjoy your clothes much longer. The perfect partnership!

Want even more washing tips? Get more information on environmentally friendly washing in our "Better Washing Guide"". Just hang it next to your machine!

You are part of the cycle.

We're all about creating new routines against microplastic in everyday life: the GUPPYFRIEND Laundry Detergent bottle is made of 100% recycled PET and can be refilled as often as you like. So, it's a simple formula: buy 1x bottle - refill X times. For those with more space at home: We'll soon offer a large 13-liter container for your pantry. Furthermore, you could also become a refill station for your friends. Sign up for our newsletter, and we'll keep you updated.

Why is the bottle made of plastic and not glass? Our tests confirmed that a glass bottle is impractical in the bathroom: risk of injury! Therefore, the best solution is our refill bottle made from 100% post-consumer recycled waste. This way, no excess is produced, and you'll be part of the cycle.

Questions & Answers

The GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag has reduced microplastic pollution in countless households. While your textiles are protected, microplastic fibers are stopped while washing within the GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag, unknowingly, plastic often enters the environment from your detergent. Just like the plastic fibers from our clothes, the microplastics from detergents pollute the environment and endanger our health. Both are important to keep microplastics from your wastewater: the GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag and a suitable detergent. The GUPPYFRIEND Laundry Detergent doesn't contain solid microplastics or liquid plastics. Instead of relying on environmentally and climate-damaging palm oil as a main washing ingredient - as is usually the case - the GUPPYFRIEND detergent cleans with natural soap based on locally grown and GMO-free rapeseed oil.

The GUPPYFRIEND Laundry Detergent comes without solid microplastics or liquid plastics. Instead of relying on environmentally and climate-damaging palm oil as an active washing ingredient, the GUPPYFRIEND Laundry Detergent cleans with natural soap based on locally grown and GMO-free rapeseed oil. Our detergent is potent without microplastics, palm oil, dyes, or bleach, and the washing performance is equal to those detergents containing harsh chemicals which break down in the environment.

Our GUPPYFRIEND Laundry Detergent is suitable for coloured and light garments. However, to reduce microplastic pollution from fibres breaking off in the machine, it's a good idea - in addition to using the GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag - to separate Laundry not only by colour but also by surface texture (for more information, see our Better Washing Guide). Please note: Our detergent is not suitable for silk and wool. When washing, add the detergent directly into the filling chamber according to the dosage instructions and follow the guidelines of the washing machine and the instructions on the garment's care label. To use water, energy, and detergent efficiently, it is best to keep the machine full.

The GUPPYFRIEND Laundry Detergent can be used at 20°C to 90°C. However, the wash-active substances work best between 30°C and 60°C degrees. For hygienic reasons, you should occasionally launder at higher temperatures. But very important: the higher the temperatures, the more the fibres are stressed. This is called hydrolysis, and this means the fibres are likelier to break off and cause microplastic pollution.

Microplastics are solid plastic particles smaller than 5 mm. In detergents, microplastics are used, for example, to prevent discoloration, to repel dirt, as foam regulators, water softeners, and thickeners, and to coat textiles or dyes. Dissolved, gel-like and liquid polymers are excluded from the typical definitions of microplastics. These are now increasingly replacing solid microplastics in detergents. If the label says "microplastic-free," this doesn't automatically mean there's no plastic used in the detergent. This is because soluble polymers are also carried into the wastewater and are not entirely retained by sewage algae. In detergents, they occur as polycarboxylates, polyacrylates, polyvinylpyrrolidones, or polyethylene glycol. The effects of dissolved polymers on nature must be further researched. What is certain is that products containing polymers that are difficult to degrade pose a high environmental and health risk. Plastic has no place in nature!

The GUPPYFRIEND Laundry Detergent is microplastic-free and contains no gel, liquid, or dissolved plastics. 

Palm oil is cheap, durable, odorless, available in large quantities, and consistent in quality. There are many reasons why palm oil is used in many detergents - organic detergents included. Palm oil comes from tropical regions and has a long journey before it becomes a detergent. Slash-and-burn and deforestation of rainforests destroy the habitat of endangered species, and more CO2 is released. For certified palm oil cultivation, which is supposedly more sustainable, forests are cut down, moors are drained, and CO2 is released into the atmosphere during transport. Unfortunately, due to this forests and moors are eliminated as necessary carbon capture and storage reservoirs.

Detergent in powder and powder-like forms have a lower transport volume than liquid detergent. However, for powders to be an advantage, they must be in high concentrations and not contain fillers, additives, or anti-caking agents. But this is rarely the case. Energy-intensive drying processes are necessary for powder detergent, which cancels out CO2 savings in transport. In addition, abrasives are often used in powder detergent, and these abrasives contribute to microplastic pollution from your synthetic clothes. Powders and other alternatives to Laundry Detergents also have a selective effect on clothes because they don't completely dissolve in water. In our tests, considerable amounts of undissolved powder accumulated at the vent.