The 'Guppy Friend' Helps Prevent Microfibers from Entering the Ocean

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 11, 2016
References: kickstarter
In response to the growing threat of microfibers polluting our oceans, a group of eco-friendly entrepreneurs in Berlin created a revolutionary product called the 'Guppy Friend.' Just as the name suggests, the product helps to protect the health of the world's oceans and the marine life that depend on them to survive.

The Guppy Friend is a microfilter washing bag that can be used to prevent microfibers from entering the ocean. The bag itself is made from an advanced micro-filter material that captures microfibers released in the wash. Users can then collect these fibers after each wash and dispose of them in the trash. The bag also has the added benefit of protecting garments by keeping fabrics better intact in the wash.

While there has already been much publicity about the threat of microbeads in skincare products, this new bag helps consumers tackle the similar issue of microfibers.