How 3D-printed filters could limit pollution from tumble dryers


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  • Monday, 17 Jan 2022

A team of researchers based in Hong Kong is developing a 3D-printed filter to capture microplastics released by tumble dryers. — AFP Relaxnews

A team of researchers based in Hong Kong is developing a 3D-printed filter to capture microplastics released by tumble dryers – an invention that aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution from the textile industry.

Washing machines and tumble dryers are often cited among the everyday household appliances that can be particularly polluting, notably due to the large quantities of microplastics released by clothes during washing or drying cycles.

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