You might be on your own digging for quarters or waiting for a machine, but when it comes to catching microfibers to protect your clothes and our waterways, the cheerfully colored Cora Ball has your back.
The founders of Cora Ball noticed a problem. Every time people do laundry, their clothes shed tiny, unseen microfibers (including plastic), which go down the drains of washing machines and into waterways. And most of us don’t even know it. Which means there’s plastic hiding in our waterways and ocean. That’s not great for the animals living in those waters, or for us. And so, they created a new kind of laundry ball that would prevent microfibers from breaking off and going down the drain.Shop Brand
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Works as advertised, good design
We've been using one of these for several years now. You can easily see the bits of fluff, hair, etc. gathering on the ball as time passes. Ours finally broke--the pin at the top of the spindle is popping out, so we're back for another. The design is quite pleasing; it comes apart easily for cleaning, and the bits are clearly numbered (so they go back on the spindle in the right order) and lock together nicely.
One small step for the earth.
I see less fur pills from my cats which is a plus. I use the Cora Ball in every load. Another step for the environment!
I love the idea but don't know for sure if it works. I do know that, if there is a loose thread on anything in the batch of laundry, it will catch it and continue the pull. Now I have to resew the bottom band on my beautiful, but old, Marika sports bra. Otherwise, I am a suckered for anything made in Vermont!
hard to say
i'm not sure if this is doing anything or not. i've done a number of loads of laundry and am not seeing any "plastic" that I can pull out of the ball like the description and reviews have stated. do I not have plastic in my laundry?
This thing does absolutely nothing. I've had this for about a month now and run about 2-3 loads a week. Not once have I pulled anything out. It catches nothing. I may as well have donated that $40 to a worthy cause rather than a fake eco-product.