The water bottle that makes tap water taste great! Binchotan active charcoal has been used in Japan as a water purifier since the 17th century. It reduces chlorine, mineralises the water and balances the pH. The binchotan active charcoal can be used for up to 6 months and amazingly recycles for many different uses after this.
Over 22 billion plastic water bottles are discarded around the world every year. With the goal of reducing this number, Black+Blum has designed a way to make tap water taste better and encourage people to stop buying bottled water.
Bottle components: BPA free tritan, cork, stainless steel, silicon
Includes 1 binchotan active charcoal filter (6 months life)
Dimensions: 8.5 x 24cm
Capacity: 800 ml (27 oz)
Tips: If you are using your Binchotan with the 'eau good' bottle and fill it up once a day, then it should last three months. You are then able to recharge it by boiling it in water for ten minutes and then leaving to dry in sunlight. You should be able to keep recharging it for a further three months.
When you have finished using your binchotan as a water filter, it still has many secondary uses. If you break it up and put it in your house plants, it will add nutrients to the soil that will help the plant to grow. Because of its porous surface, it can be used as a deodoriser to remove unwanted odours in your cat litter, laundry basket or shoes. Binchotan is also an effective moisture absorbent, and can help absorb humidity in the air if placed in a wardrobe.
Use and care
The binchotan charcoal is already washed and ready to use. Please do not wash with detergent or soap. Please do not use with flavoured juices. Please remove the binchotan from the bottle you are using it with before washing it. Pouring boiling water over the binchotan will release the impurities it has been holding. Do not drink water that has been left standing with the binchotan for more than 48 hours.
Occasionally you will notice tiny particles / fragments of the charcoal in the water, but do not be alarmed as it will do you no harm if you swallow them (active charcoal tablets are prescribed to treat diarrhoea, digestion and flatulence).