You may have heard about microplastics. Maybe you've heard of microbeads, now banned in Canada and the EU. But microfibres, tiny, plastic threads released during the washing of synthetic textiles, are an emerging environmental and public health concern - and represent 94% of all microplastic pollution.
We at PolyGone Technologies are working to capture microfibres before they enter waterways, before the collect pollutants, and before they enter our food. Our unique, combination technology allows for the highest capture rates in straight-forward, easy to use products.
Image credits: utensils by Ryan Beck from the Noun Project; hanger shirt by ProSymbols from the Noun Project; Washing machine by Ilia Sokolov from the Noun Project; Fish by Creative Stall from the Noun Project; Fish by Vectors Market from the Noun Project; Sea sun by Andrejs Kirma from the Noun Project; Square grid by Juan Pablo Bravo from the Noun Project
We are located in Velocity Science at the University of Waterloo.
200 University Avenue West,
1. Add PolyGone Sheet into your washing machine with your laundry. Clean, reuse! Microfibres can be returned to us for discounts on your next purchase.
2. PolyGone Filters can be attached to your washing machine or customized to your industry needs. Keep microfibres out of your products, whether that is wastewater treatment, beer, soda, fish, or drinking water.
Our all-female team is unique and diverse, with interdisciplinary water management backgrounds, social marketing and behaviour change expertise, environmental engineering skills, entrepreneurial hustle, and a long history of environmental advocacy.