The Microplastic Filter helps capture microplastic fibres released by synthetic clothing and textiles when washing, to reduce the release into laundry waste water.
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 Washing Machine.
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.
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
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.
When cleaning is needed, use the complementary cleaning brush and dispose of the non-recyclable microplastic fibres in your general waste bin. The cleanable filter cartridge can be efficiently used for 6 months before it should be replaced and recycled.
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?
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)**.
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)**.
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)**.
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.
Made from Recycled plastic
At least 50% of the product’s plastic is made from recycled sources.
The Microplastic Filter needs to be fitted on the wall with screws and can be installed on either side of the appliance, please remember:
- It must be elevated above the appliance to work effectively 110cm above the floor.
- Ensure to leave 40cm clearance space above the filter to be able to open and clean it.
- In most cases it will not suit built-in appliances due to the positioning of the worktop.
For more information please see the below video:
Available to be used with all AEG Washing Machines and installable in a safe and efficient way, designed to be a part of your laundry set up and improve every wash you make.