Fighting Microfiber Pollution

Sustainable laundry: Fighting Microfiber Pollution

Microplastics and Microfibers

Research about microplastics pollution is just starting to emerge among scientists, but it is a major concern.

You may recall attention focused on banning or advocating for the discontinuation of tiny plastic particles in the form of microplastic beads from cosmetics, toothpaste and other consumer products often too small to be filtered by wastewater treatment plants.

These work their way from our sinks and showers through treatment plants and into the oceans, where they make their way into the digestive tracts of sea turtles, sea birds and fish (and, subsequently, humans).  Continue readingFighting Microfiber Pollution

InSinkErator Recalls 1.4M Air Switches

InSinkErator Air Switch Recall 2018
InSinkErator is undertaking a voluntary recall of 1,400,000 air switches due to fire hazard.

We all know water and electricity do not mix so millions of homes have installed InSinkErator countertop air switches for their disposers.

Ideally, the air switch is isolated from the electrical current. When operated, the user will not experience shock if hazardous material is present, such as water on a kitchen countertop. Continue readingInSinkErator Recalls 1.4M Air Switches