APPLiA is interested in contributing to the development of reliable scientific data that could help understanding the magnitude of microplastics release in the environment. For this reason, we commissioned the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) to carry out this literature review.

Takeaways from "Unintentionally released microplastics from textiles during washing" webinar on 28 January 2021. 

The signatory parties of the Microplastic Consortium are conducting a joint study of microplastics in washing machines and measuring the release of microplastics to develop a standardised testing methodology for microplastics in washing systems.

From wearing to storing clothes, what is the release of microplastics in a household when it comes to textiles? APPLiA produced a qualitative assessment detailing the implications of each process, in an interactive flowchart available here.

This paper reflects the Home Appliance contribution to the Call for evidence for an impact assessment on the microplastics pollution initiative, launched by the European Commission on November 30th, 2021.