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
- compostable & biodegradable
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)
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.