Links Associated with the Lint LUV-R Filter
Ensia - An independent, nonprofit magazine
Ensia article What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?
From drones to filters to artificial islands, innovators like Blair Jollimore are working to reduce the threat plastics pose to marine ecosystems.
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Bahram Sadeghi - TV Producer (Amsterdam)
Article 1000 Days of Plastic Project
TV Producer Bahram Sadeghi (Amsterdam) speaks to inventor Blair Jollimore and researcher Marcus Eriksen about the problem of plastics and microplastics in our environment.
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Think Beyond Plastic
Think article Think Beyond Plastic Competition 2016
Since 2007, Think Beyond Plastic has led the most innovative efforts to mobilize a large-scale response to plastic pollution. Lint LUV-R is a proud partner on the Plastic Smog Emissions Closed Loop (Canada) project, which won Honorable Mention Microplastics for their unique and innovative approaches to preventing microfiber and microbeads from entering the ocean.
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The Guardian (UK national daily newspaper)
The Guardian How your clothes are poisoning our oceans and food supply
New studies show that alarming numbers of tiny fibers from synthetic fabrics are making their way from your washing machine into aquatic animals.
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ABC News Station in Sydney, Australia
ABC Video Video: Micro-Plastics
A look into marine life in the US and Australia to examine what plastics escape household drains and what kind of damage they do.

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New York Times (National USA Newspaper)
NYT Article What comes out in the wash
New York Times opinion piece by researcher Mark Browne on the perils of synthetic microplastic fibres from clothes laundering.
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CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
CBC Article Canada is one micro-step closer to a federal ban on microbeads.
Microbeads are not harmful when used directly, but issues arise once they are washed down the drain. They are so small that they can make it through most water treatment plants that don't have filter systems designed to catch minuscule particles.
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Outside Online Magazine
Outside Article The Invisible Nightmare in Your Fleece.
New research shows that microfibers are even more abundant in our lakes and rivers than microbeads from shampoo and body wash, which have been banned in seven states. Washing a single polyester jacket can send 1,900 tiny synthetic micro-fibers into waterways, where they can soak up toxins and get eaten by fish.
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Films For Action
Films for Action Article This 2-minute short takes on plastic microbeads.
These nasty little bits of plastic that companies have been putting in everything from body washes and hand soaps to toothpaste and make up. In it, we show how microbeads are actually designed to go down the drain and into our rivers, lakes, and oceans… and what folks like us can do to stop this ridiculous assault on our public waters.
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David Suzuki Foundation
David Suzuki Article Microbeads are a sign of our plastic consumer madness.
It's not just the plastic that harms animals; the beads absorb toxic chemicals, making them poisonous to any creature that mistakes them for food or that eats another that has ingested the plastic — all the way up the food chain. Because humans eat fish and other animals, these toxins can end up in our bodies.
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The Guardian (UK national daily newspaper)
Guardian Article A lonely fight against the biggest environmental problem you've never heard of.
By sampling wastewater from domestic washing machines, Browne estimated that around 1,900 individual fibers can be rinsed off a single synthetic garment - ending up in our oceans. The bigger problem? No one wanted to hear it.
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CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
CBC Article Microbeads just tip of plastic iceberg floating in Canadian water.
Tiny plastic pellets called microbeads have gotten a lot of attention as a major water pollutant, but less-discussed microplastics are equally concerning, according to new research being done in Canada.
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EcoWatch Article Plastic Smog: Microplastics Invade Our Oceans.
The idea that there are “patches” of trash in the oceans is a myth created 15 years ago that should be abandoned in favor of “plastic smog,” like massive clouds of microplastics that emanate out of the five subtropical gyres.
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BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
BBC Article Article about the environmental impact of synthetic microplastic fibers.
Microscopic plastic debris from washing clothes is accumulating in the marine environment and could be entering the food chain, a study has warned. Researchers traced the "microplastic" back to synthetic clothes, which released up to 1,900 tiny fibres per garment every time they were washed.
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LAUNCH Systems Challenge 2013
Launch 2013 LINT LUV-R is a partner on the "Benign by Design" Top 10 innovation bid.
LAUNCH is a global initiative to identify and support the innovative work poised to contribute to a sustainable future and accelerate solutions to meet urgent challenges facing our society. NASA, USAID, Department of State, and NIKE joined together to form LAUNCH in early 2010.
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Clean Nova Scotia
Clean Nova Scotia Clean Nova Scotia promotes the use of the Lint LUV-R Filter
Clean Nova Scotia seeks to create a cleaner, healthier environment by informing, enabling and inspiring Nova Scotian's to respect and consider the environment in all their choices. Within these pages we hope you find the information to empower and enable you to make a positive change right now.
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Nova Scotia Department of the Environment
Homeowners Guide to Septic Systems
A Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems
Did you know that as a homeowner you're responsible for maintaining your septic system? Did you know that maintaining your septic system protects your investment in your home? Did you know that you should regularly inspect your system and pump out your septic tank?
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septic systems pdf
"Before You Construct an On-site Sewage System: Facts a Homeowner Should Know"
The cost of on-site services is usually small compared to the cost of a house or cottage, but a home is worth little without properly designed and functioning systems for disposal of wastewater and distribution of water. If you plan to build a new home or cottage, or if you plan to buy a home or cottage with an existing on-site sewage disposal system, this booklet can help you.
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Redmond's Home Hardware (Canada)
Redmond's Hardware LINT LUV-R Retail location
Redmond's is a family-owned business in the heart of the St. Margaret's Bay area. We've been providing personal service to the community since 1980! We are located at the "Crossroads" in Upper Tantallon, just 20 minutes from Bedford, 15 minutes from Bayers Lake or 10 - 12 minutes from Timberlea.
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Ferguson Plumbing (USA)
Ferguson Plumbing LINT LUV-R Retail location
Ferguson is the largest distributor of residential and commercial plumbing products. With over 1300 locations, we have what you need - when you need it and our service is the best in the business.
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