Tag Archive for 'washing machines'

Most dumped microwave ovens are functional or easily repaired

May 18th, 2012 by The University of Manchester

The vast majority of the millions of microwave ovens thrown away every year could be easily fixed and reused, according to University of Manchester research. Making simple repairs could save the UK could save millions of pounds Sterling by replacing fuses or plugs rather than throwing away perfectly reusable microwaves with brand new ones. In […]

Beaches receive microplastic from machine washing synthetic fabrics

January 29th, 2012 by University College Dublin

Microplastic, polyester and acrylic particles of less than one millimetre in size, released from synthetic fabrics during machine washing, is contaminating the world’s shorelines. According to a study led by Dr Mark Anthony Browne now with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) in Santa Barbara, California, over 1,900 fibres can wash off […]