Hate plastic waste? Try these purification bottles instead
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I recently heard a quite that “every piece of plastic we have ever made still exists.” Although this should have been obvious to me, it wasn’t. It did scare me quite a bit and in turn I began to look into ways I could reduce my plastic consumption. The best answer to this was purification bottles. These can be re-used to save plastic wastage and as a bonus they also filter out 99.99% of bacteria and diseases making it safe to drink tap water in any country.
We got a Grayl purification bottles from The Solar Light Company. They recommended this one for us specifically because it is easy to use and super portable. We got the bottle in green, good for us as a family of girls and boys. The bottle is a simple design and easy to use, though it can be tough to get the inner part out but just wiggle it a little and you will get it.
Basically, you remove the inner tube, fill the larger one with water and push the inner tube back in. This pushes all of the water through a filter making it safe to drink in no time at all (approximately 15 seconds.) This kind of bottle is actually perfect for camping and survival trips.
What can it filter?
It can filter out viruses, bacteria, protozoa, chemicals, heavy metals and particulates.
How big is it?
This is the same size as most regular water bottles. It weights 309 grams and can hold 473 ml of purified water. It can fit in your backpack or rests nicely in the side pockets of the backpack made for holding bottles. It is very portable.
The bottle can be cleaned easily. Simply pull out the middle part, rinse and dry all the parts. When they are dry put it back together to make sure no germs or dust are getting into the filter.
Do you need to change the filter?
Yes! You can easily get replacement filters for this bottle. Each one lasts up to 300 uses – wow! A very long term plan for your purification bottles needs!
I wanted to add in a little extra about The Solar Light Company. I was really impressed that they did a lot of work with charities such as VillageByVillage and Elephants for Africa. Take a minute to check these companies out !
*We were given this bottle from The Solar Light Company in exchange for an open and honest review. All opinions are our own