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Heard about microplastics in the news and not sure what you can do about it?
Have concerns about your hair & lint clogging up your plumbing resulting in an expensive (and messy) sewer or septic system backup?
At Organic Lifestyle, we're very concerned about both these issues and found a Made in Canada solution to address both.
Per the Walrus article, How our clothing poisons the environment, we learned about an engineer in Nova Scotia who had invented a solution - a wall mounted, reusable filter that keeps lint, hair, and microplastic out of your plumbing.
Did you know?
According to an internal survey, while the Cora ball is simpler to use & implement, it perhaps reduces microplastics by 26% (better than nothing but this filter is 65% more efficient)
How does this washing machine filter work?
FAQ: "We were however a bit surprised to see how big the mesh-size is - this one seems to be able to catch only quite large fragments... any comment on that?"
Mesh size is 1580 micron or 1/16 inch. Initially is captures about 65% of the fibers. As fibers collect on the screen a dynamic filtering action takes place and the efficiency increases to 100% as the filter is completely saturated with lint.
The lint on the screen will act as a filter and captures other micro particles.
Ocean Plastic Pollution
As you may know, ocean plastic pollution is a significant problem. And now, scientists are turning their attention to the tiniest of plastic particles that aren't necessarily visible to the naked eye. Microplastics are found in oceans, lakes, and rivers around the world. According to a paper published in 2011, microfibres make up 85% of human-made debris on shorelines around the world. Microfibres were even discovered in bottled water - including water bottled in glass.
The human health impact is still unknown, but the risks are concerning. Scientists have found that they are already having a negative impact on aquatic life. According to a National Geographic article, “Oysters that consume microplastics eat more algae and absorb it more efficiently…[their] ability to reproduce is almost halved... What is the seriousness of such health implications? Filter-feeding organisms are vital components of marine food webs, and their demise could mean severe threats to numerous trophic levels, and perhaps to the humans who rely on these species as a source of food." The ocean life balance is integral to our survival, so even changes to seemingly insignificant creatures like oysters can snowball.
Installing a filter on your washing machine is a simple way you can help reduce the impact of your synthetic fabrics on the environment and your health.
"Wow, I can't believe the amount of lint your filter removes. And removal and cleaning is a snap. A quality engineered product."
"I received the Lint LUV-R washing machine filter kit with the wall mount in the mail the other day. I installed it over the weekend, and it works perfectly. I was impressed with the completeness of the kit and quality of the product. Usually, when it comes to plumbing I need to make at least one trip to the hardware store to pick up some fitting or miscellaneous item, but your kit came with everything I needed – no extra trips necessary. As quality goes, I can already tell that your product is something that will work well for a number of years to come. You provide a truly exceptional product; keep up the outstanding work. "
"I have five pets and then there are the humans. I wash at least a load of laundry a day. After spending $400 in plumbing fees, I stumbled upon, ordered and installed your product. After only two washer loads, the filter was astonishingly successful and I was pleased to empty and clean the debris. I’m astonished that this product is not required by all front load washing machine manufacturers in the absence of built-in filters, regardless of septic or government waste processing.
I truly anticipate 20 more years of unclogged pipes"
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