Vermont-made product helps keep waterways clean

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A Vermont-made product is helping to clean the state's waterways.

Wednesday, ECHO in Burlington showed off the Cora Ball. It's a ball you can throw into your laundry machine that helps protect the water by catching microfibers that shed off clothes while they wash. Wastewater treatment plants are not able to filter out those micro-particles which can get into the lake and drinking water.

"This is more of a microscopic level. It's tiny. It's just like pollutants and it can harm a variety of different things," said Jen Dean of ECHO.

Experts say fleece is one of the leading sources of micro-particles. You can buy a Cora Ball at ECHO for $30.