Add a washing machine filter

Microfibres from clothes are increasingly being recognised as one of the biggest polluters in our local waterways. Every time you wash, they are released. Installing a filter on your washing machine can capture these tiny plastic fragments before they escape into the environment.

More than 700,000 microfibres can be released in a single load of laundry.



  • Stops the release of 90% of microfibres in each wash
  • Can be installed in different washing machine set ups
  • PlanetCare take back used filters, refurbish them and recycle the captured microfibres
  • Commercial filtering systems are also available


  • Requires initial investment and ongoing filter purchase
  • Needs installation onto current system
  • The recycling of the fibres is still under development (at the moment they are safely collected)

Making a difference

PlanetCare users will stop over 500 tons of microfiber emissions from entering into the wastewater in the next 5 years.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution