The Filtrol Catch Rate


University of Toronto Study

University of Toronto student researchers began tracking the source of microplastic pollution that is making its way into Canadian waterways – one laundry load at a time. While other sources for Microplastics pollution exist, laundry is known to be a significant contributor, with plastic particles found miles deep under the ocean and in the seemingly most remote places of Canada’s wilderness.

Rochman Lab Microfiber Pollutant Brief

Research indicates that the largest documented source of environmental microfibers is commercial and domestic laundry machines – with the massive volume of synthetic fibers flushed into the ecosystem needing a viable, manageable, scalable solution that is supported by policy and management support.

Domestic Laundry Pollutants

An exhaustive and well-documented study of microfiber pollution from a variety of synthetic and natural consumer apparel textile samples, as they are shed during the laundry process and essentially irretrievable upon release into the ecosystem.