Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Washday blues

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Irrespective of the mix of items they are required to clean, the filters on all washing machines collect large quantities of the same bluish-grey-purple fibrous gunge.

At intervals, operators of such appliances are obliged to clean the filter/strainer unit to prevent an unpleasant failure.

The residue is generally discarded.

This seems unduly wasteful.

We propose a scheme whereby the shape and size of filters is standardized. Simply take your loaded filter to your local recycling machine and load it into the receiver. The machine backflushes the filter, collects the fibres, and returns your now-pristine device.

The fibres are collected, dried, sterilized, and then respun into yarn, which is used to weave "eco-friendly" bluish-grey-purple fabric, which is then converted into new clothing by underpaid very young children working in atrociously dangerous conditions of near-slavery in a hot country far away, then retailed at an extortionate markup by a chain of morally-dubious High Street stores.

8th of 7, Aug 05 2017


       Terminator 1 :   

       " Laundry day - Nothing to wear .... "
normzone, Aug 06 2017

       8th, referring to a fire hazard as an "unpleasant failure"...? Who are you and what have you done with the Borg?
21 Quest, Aug 07 2017

       It's more the case that some of our recent product launches have been greeted with rather less enthusiasm from the target demographic than we had hoped.
8th of 7, Aug 07 2017

       Yes... of course, the phrase "target demographic" is an unfortunate one.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 07 2017

       It is, however, entirely accurate - in the most literal sense.
8th of 7, Aug 07 2017


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