Cora Ball - Microfiber Collecting Ball
The Cora Ball is a new kind of laundry ball. Inspired by the way coral filters the ocean, the Cora Ball collects our microfibers into fuzz we can see, so we can dispose of microfibers safely and reduce the amount of fibers and plastics entering our waterways. At the same time, Cora Ball helps prevent microfibers from breaking off our clothes, reducing the total amount of microfibers produced and thus protecting our clothes. Just toss into any laundry machine to get started!
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Why We Love Cora Ball
Science, sailing, and marine ecosystem conservancy inspired the creators of Cora Ball to develop their innovative solution to the growing issue of microfiber pollution in our waterways. Made in the USA from recycled and repurposed materials, Cora Ball is making it possible to swap sustainable solutions that make a lasting impact into your laundry, kitchen, and home.
Anyone can use the Cora Ball, in any washing machine; front loaders, top loaders with and without the center spindle. Just drop it in with your load of laundry and let it do the work to keep microplastics out of our waterways!
We recommend that you DO NOT wash anything with lace, tassels, chunky or wide-knit, crocheted sections, or fraying threads with Cora Ball. The stalks on the Cora Ball might catch these delicate items and potentially cause damage. The good news is that these items are not contributing much microfiber according to current scientific understanding, so leaving the Cora Ball out of the wash for your delicates is okay. Sometimes a bra or bikini strap will wrap around the Cora Ball; don’t worry, it is easy to unwind and unless the straps are made of lace, they will be fine (the Cora Ball team has been testing with their own delicates for years and, except for lace, have not had trouble).
According to a recent paper published out of University of Plymouth, the Cora Ball prevents 31% of the microfibers per load from washing downstream. This is a result of a combination of catching microfiber and preventing microfiber shed off of your clothing. How much depends on several factors including the materials in the load, wash settings, wash frequency and the presence of pet hair (which helps catch fibers)! The Cora Ball team is constantly testing to learn how it works best so they can share with users.
Cora Ball catches AND prevents microfiber pollution. On the days you wash your heavier items, like fleece, sweatshirts, etc., you are likely to see the fibers stuck in the Cora Ball. Sometimes, after everyday clothing loads, you may not see much. Don't worry - it may be there accumulating and tangling up with hair and larger fibers, it’s just too small to see and you will be able to remove it when the tangles do get big enough to grab. But, even when you can’t see the fibers, the Cora Ball is preventing microfiber shedding in the first place!
When you have tangles big enough to grab, you just move the stalks to the side and pinch the tangles to pull them out. They come out easily. You do not need to clean the Cora Ball after every wash. We recommend cleaning when it’s easy to clean - you’ll see big tangles of hair and fiber, then you can go for it.
Yes! Although, please do not put it in your blue bin. The Cora Ball is manufactured to last up to 5 years, but when you are done with your Cora Ball, please contact us and we'll send details on how to recycle.
Yes, you can. If you accidentally throw your Cora Ball in the dryer, not to fear! The Cora Ball team chose a material that can withstand the heat and action of a dryer.
Cora Ball's Impact
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