Harri Weber of TechCrunch reports on Samsung’s new washer, which captures microplastics.
- Samsung is rolling out two new washing machine filters – one is a plastic-catching filter and another is a specialized wash cycle that cuts microplastic pollution in half.
- When your washing machine knocks your clothes around, the friction causes synthetic fibers to shed microplastics which then go to the ocean or waste-water treatment centers.
- The company partnered with Patagonia for a year to develop these features.
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