12 June 2012

Carbon filter water bottles

I had a post all planned in my head around my obsession with my bobble carbon-filtered-on-the-go water bottle. Feeling very ahead-of-the-curve, I shared my idea with Mr Bondville who kindly informed me that "everyone at work has one of those". OK then.

But I wanted to talk about reusablewater bottles anyway, as they are such a big step forward toward cutting out the enormous waste from disposable plastic water bottles (22 billion are disposed every year!). How great are the new carbon-filter bottles. They filter chlorine and contaminents from your water as you drink, and you can refill your bottle from any safe water source.
My favourite is the UK's eau good bottle by Black + Blum. I adore the design of this bottle, with the cork seal, colour tag and exposed Binchotan charcoal. BPA-free of course. Just gorgeous. In Australia you can find them at top 3 by design and until.

US-based bobble (above) has done a fantastic job creating an everyday bottle that also looks great (and sits proudly on my desk all day begging me to drink it - which I most certainly need). Thanks Karim Rashid for your design genius. And thank you bobble for making this product so accessible; you can find it at stockists all over the world and here in Australia at your local grocery store.

Be-gone disposable water bottles!

What do you think of these designs?

Images: top - Black + Blum; bottom - Steph Bond-Hutkin


  1. These are a great idea. I never understood the plastic water bottle trend - it always seems such a waste!

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

  2. I'm with you Anna - thanks for stopping by.


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