Microplastic Filter

Share your look, not your microplastics

All synthetic clothing release microplastic fibres when washed. Capture up to 90% of microplastic fibres* before they reach the waste water, with the new AEG Microplastic Filter. Works with any AEG washer.

But what are microplastics?

Microplastics is a rising global issue that is starting to catch the attention of consumers as well as EU leaders. But what is this worldwide phenomenon?

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    Microplastics are pieces of plastic material smaller than 5 mm

    It comes from a variety of sources: directly released into the environment as small particles (Primary microplastics), or originated from degradation of larger plastic objects (Secondary microplastics) (1–2)**.

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    Contributes to permanent pollution

    Once in the environment, microplastics do not biodegrade and their continued release contributes to permanent pollution of our ecosystems and food chains (3)**.

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    Research shows it can be harmful

    As an emerging field of research, not a lot is known about microplastics and their impacts yet, but recent studies demonstrated several negative effects of microplastic fibres on aquatic organisms and potential risk for human beings (4–5)**.

Our contribution to sustainability

AEG is proposing an effective and convenient way to wash clothes with less negative impact on the environment, a solution for filtering microplastic fibers released from textiles during the washing process. AEG is on a mission to become a sustainable consumer experience innovation driven company and with the Microplastic Filter will deliver a solution to consumers who want to make sustainable choices in their everyday life.

Reduce the release of microplastic fibres

The Microplastic Filter helps capture microplastic fibres released by synthetic clothing and textiles when washing, to reduce the release into laundry waste water.

AEG Microplastic filter

AEG Microplastic filter

  • An external accessory that does not disrupt your laundry routine
  • Must be securely installed on your wall
  • Conveniently shows when it should be cleaned
Woman standing next to washing machine with microplastic filter

The benefits of using a microplastic filter

The Microplastic Filter helps capture microplastic fibres released by synthetic clothing and textiles when washing, to reduce the release into laundry waste water. It is compatible with any AEG, Zanussi, Electrolux household washing machines and does not impact the laundry routine.

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    Indicator will tell you when to clean the filter

    The cartridge can collect microplastic fibres from several washing cycles and will indicate when it needs to be cleaned.

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    Made from Recycled plastic

    At least 50% of the product’s plastic is made from recycled sources.

  • Installation dimensions

    The Microplastic Filter needs to be fitted on the wall, it can be installed on either side of the appliance. Learn more about the installation process.

*  > 45 Microns released by synthetic clothing. Filtration capacity measured using an internal ​test method with polycotton and polyester blend materials in the 40ºC Synthetics cycle. ​

** 1. Wright, S.L., Thompson, R.C., Galloway, T.S. (2013) The physical impacts of microplastics on marine organisms: A review, Environmental Pollution, Vol. 178, 483-492.

2. https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/society/20181116STO19217/microplastics-sources-effects-and-solutions

3. ECHA https://echa.europa.eu/hot-topics/microplastics 

4. Rebelein, A., Int-Veen, I., Kammann, U., Scharsack, J.P.(2021) Microplastic fibres – Underestimated threat to aquatic organisms? Science of the Tot Envir., Vol. 777 

5. Toussaint, B., Raffael, B., Angers-Loustau, A., Gilliland, D., Kestens, V., Petrillo, M., Rio-Echevarria, I.M., Vanden Eede, G. (2019) Review of micro- and nanoplastic contamination inthe food chain – Food Add.&Contam.: Part A, 35(5):1-35