Could Water Booble by Karim Rashid be the perfect portable bottle?

March 7, 2010 § 2 Comments

Karim Rashid's Water Booble BPA-free, Phtalates-free, Recyclable, self-filtering bottle

Water Booble

As TreeHugger puts it “It certainly hits all the right marks: 100% recycled and recyclable, BPA and phthalate-free, made in the US, good-looking, and affordable.” I wish some company would produce it over here in Europe so we can buy and use it  without the burden of all the CO2 pumped in the atmosphere during ship transportation, whatever that quantity might be.

At $10 per bottle and $7 per filter and considering that one filter can do its job for about 300 refills (i guess that depends on the quality of the water, some water sources would wear the filter faster than others) this is a good deal.  The active carbon filter pulls out chlorine and other organic contaminates and will remind you when it needs replacement.

I still wonder how Vestergaard Frandsen’s LifeStraw can filter 700 liters at $2 apiece. I bet if someone would really want to make it it can be done for $1-5 the bottle + the $2 for sucha filter and voila the $7 per year bottle + all the spared bottled water and all. And the LifeStraw, called here in Europe FiltaStraws, is available right here. If only someone made this kind of bottle and adapt the filter to it the world would be a better place.

Karim Rashid's Water Booble BPA-free, Phtalates-free, Recyclable, self-filtering bottle

Karim Rashid's Water Booble BPA-free, Phtalates-free, Recyclable, self-filtering bottle

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