White paper calls for EU to mandate filters in new washing machines to reduce microplastics release from textiles; paper co-authored by A Plastic Planet, Matter, PlanetCare, Xeros Technologies, 5 Gyres Institute presents three tested capture innovations

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European Union , April 28, 2023 (press release) –

Ahead of the EU’s Initiative to tackle microplastics unintentionally released into the environment, a collective of NGO’s, scientists, and solution providers have delivered a whitepaper to members of the European Commission.

The whitepaper commends the European Commission’s ambition and calls for the mandate of filters in new washing machines as the only effective, near-term solution to reduce the release of microplastics in the environment and presents three innovations that have been tested to high standards and are available now for commercial or industrial use.

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