When we wash clothes made of polyester, nylon, acrylic, or other synthetic fibres - all of which are forms of plastic - thousands of tiny microfibres shed from the garments. These go down our drains and end up in our waterways, and eventually, our oceans. Each year, the washing of our clothes releases half a million tons of microfibres into the ocean – the equivalent of more than 50 billion plastic bottles. This is why we’d recommend investing in a microfiber catcher (such as a Guppy Bag) for your washing. It’s proven to reduce microplastic pollution from you washing, filtering out even the tiniest microfibres that shed from our clothes when washing. These washing bags not only helps to stop microplastic pollution but also protects and prolongs the life of your clothes.