Reusable bottles and water filters
Over the last few weeks, we have been talking about the danger of disposable plastic and showing you different alternatives to replace its use. Another one is change bottled water to reusable bottles, with filters that improve the taste and remove impurities from tap water.
In this article, we will provide you some options to stop buying bottled water or at least reduce its use! Don’t forget that a plastic bottle can take up to 400 years to degrade in nature, being decompose in small particles (microplastics) that ends up in oceans, can be confused for food and eaten by fishes and at last we end up eating those plastics. Meanwhile, a lot of marine animals already died stuck in those waste.
This bottles are a pratical solution because has a water filter included. However are made from plastic and the filter needs to be replace, maximum every two months. The plastic bottle starts to become yellowish with the use and can easily kneaded.
For more informations and options see here.
Unlike Bobble bottles, those ones are not filter included. So if you wish, you will need to filter water first before fill in the bottle. On the other hand are made from stainless steel making them much more durable. Furthermore, are modern, lightweight, cool and urban, with a lot of colors and patterns that you can choose. We use on with sport lid with flip open straw, being super easy to drink even when you are exercising.
You can see all bottles options, for cold and hot drinks, here.
Great to filter tap water at home and more recently the brand created bottles to go with filter included. It has been a while since we have choosen this option at home for filter water and then put it at”24 Bottles” to go. According to brand website, one litre of filter water with Brita generate 27 times less CO2 than one litre bottled water.
You can check out all informations about waster filter with Brita on their website.
Binchotan Charcoal Water Filter
You may be thinking “But, Charcoal?!”. “Yes, Charcoal!”. Binchotan charcoal was discover by Japanese and has been used in their culture for years. It’s 100% healthy and has a lot of benefits: soften water, eliminate unpleasant tastes and smells, like chlorine, add good minerals and soak impurities.
And is very easy to use: you just need to put it inside the bottle, add drinkable tap water and after one hour will be good to drink or better allow it during the night to let the filter work perfectly. For one bottle with activated charcoal filter, filled in every day, the filter can last approximately 3 months, and will subsequently be necessary to reactivated (just need to boil it for 10 minutes and then dry, ideally in the sun). This way will be ready to be used for more three months.
You can purchase it and find more informations about Binchotan charcoal, for example at Black-Blum shop.