There's nothing quite like a glass of cool clean water, especially when the heat soars, but there is often a lot of plastic used in making and packaging filters or filter/jugs.  If you want a sustainable way to filter your tap water then try these charcoal bamboo water filters which work to filter out common chemicals.

 

  • 100% natural
  • plastic free
  • zero waste
  • reusable
  • compostable & biodegradable
  • sustainable

 

Bamboo is a great material for filtering tap water because it has lots of porous cavities and a huge surface area compared to wood charcoal. They are also reusable in many ways within your home. Such as a natural dehumidifier, freshening your fridge, removing unwanted smells and preventing mould!

Bamboo Charcoal Water Filters (pack of 4)

£5.00Price
  • Easy but requires more work:  unlike plastic commercial products you will need to boil the pieces each week however I think that's a good trade off for something that is zero waste and useful in so many ways after its original purpose. 

  • Before use, wash in running water (do not add detergent)  to remove any loose powder.  Then boil for 10 minutes to sterilise and allow them to dry. 

    Place in a jug and fill with tap water. For a 1 litre jug you'll want to use 3 or 4 pieces. Leave for 8 hours or more for best results.

    Re-sterilise once  week by boiling as before. 

    After about 2 months it's best to replace with fresh pieces.  These can then be used around the home for other purposes such as getting rid of smlls in your fridge.