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If you’re reading this article, chances are you live in a place where the internet is readily available. I’m also going to go so far as to assume you have a wardrobe. All of our luxuries come at a price we sometimes aren’t even aware of. Every time you wash a garment, your clothes microfibers end up in the ocean and right back into our food chain. In the words of Cora Ball’s creators, “everyone who eats or breathes could suffer the consequences”. A microfiber ball may not peak your interest at first glance, however, it can be one of the most crucial purchases of your life. The above photo is a magnified imagine of something as simple as a fleece jacket that will release back into the atmosphere approximately 250,000 fibers per wash. The dangers of you swallowing this include hazardous chemicals in your body, heavy metals, and foreign compounds. The Cora Ball does what a washing machine filter cannot, and that is catch fibers too small to see with the human eye (the ones that matter most). This product was modelled after coral reef, catching tiny things from flowing away in the water. It is made of 100% recycled plastic and a product of the U.S.A. You simply toss the ball into the washer or dryer and allow it to pick up microfibers which would have otherwise ended up in our water systems and eventually our oceans. When the machine has run its course, simply remove fuzz from Cora and place it in a waste bin. The ball can continue to be used for numerous washes. For now, the trash is the best place to dispose of these fibers. If 10% of our households used the Cora Ball, an equivalent of 30 million water bottles would be spared to our ecosystem. The problem is addressed one laundry load at a time and has a cataphoric impact on our planet. To learn more about or purchase the Cora Ball: Microfiber Catching Laundry Ball, check out their Kickstarter campaign here.