London - The first mass-production washing machine with a built-in mesh that filters out plastic microfibres has been unveiled.
The Grundig appliance stops hundreds of thousands of tiny fibres being discharged down drains – and eventually ending up in the sea – after every wash.
Turkish firm Arcelik, which makes Grundig, said the machine blocks 90 percent of the fibres.
A filtration box in the detergent drawer ‘cleans up’ the water before it goes into drains.
The Grundig machine, unveiled on Monday in Berlin, will go on sale next year but the firm has not yet disclosed the price.