Greentech venture CLEANR has a solution for one of the largest contributors of microplastics: a filter for washing machines. Washing machine wastewater accounts for nearly 35 percent of all microplastic, so addressing this could represent a massive breakthrough in filtration technology. This new filter is over 300 percent more efficient than traditional filters and sieves, capturing 90 percent of microplastics that attempt to pass through. Instead of acting as a typical filter that attempts to attract microplastics, this filter draws out the harmful particles by creating a fluid vortex that channels microplastics toward its biodegradable capture unit. This filter has a near-universal design that can be easily applied to any model unit.


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