TAG: Drinking water

EveryDrop Portable Water Filter for Great Tasting Water

EveryDrop Portable Water Filter for Great Tasting Water

If you live in an area where the municipal water supply has a not-so-great taste to it, you might be inclined to buy bottled water, instead of just filling up from the tap. Or perhaps you have a water filter at home, but no way to fill up your water bottle while at the office. A new product from Whirlpool might be the perfect way to ensure that you’ve got the freshest tasting drinking water, whether for drinking or for filling up the kettle or coffee maker. The EveryDrop portable water filter is a stylish accessory for any kitchen or… read more

Water Gets Some Attention With These 2 Products

Water Gets Some Attention With These 2 Products

Drinking water is essential, and sometimes extra steps are needed to get enough of it to meet the requirements. Whether filtering for added safety or enhancing it to make it more flavorful, the products available in the water market are wide ranging. The Soma water filtration system contains a unique biodegradable filter that is made from Malaysian coconut shell carbon and silk layers. Its casing is plant based and the combination of materials creates a natural filtering mechanism.┬áIt is supposed to make water safer as well as taste fresher and crisper. The filter system comes with a glass carafe that… read more

Turn Tap Water into Supercharged Water with AQUA POD

Turn Tap Water into Supercharged Water with AQUA POD

Instead of just drinking plain tap water from your water bottle, why not filter it and supercharge it with minerals and electrolytes, while you drink? A new product claims to be able to not just filter the water you drink, but to also turn your average everyday tap water into “mountain quality spring water”, thanks to a unique filter. “The nkd AQUA POD transforms ordinary tap water into mountain quality spring water through a 100% natural clean and green purification process as you drink. nkd AQUA is slightly alkaline and supercharged with the optimal level of natural minerals and electrolytes… read more

A Smart Water Bottle to Keep You Hydrated

A Smart Water Bottle to Keep You Hydrated

We know that it’s important to our health to drink plenty of water each day, but we also know that our lives tend to be so full and fast-paced that we can forget to stay hydrated. But thanks to a new type of water bottle (and its accompanying smartphone app), it’s about to get a lot easier. The BluFit bottle, currently in a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, promises to keep you healthy and hydrated by connecting your water bottle and your smartphone in order to track your water consumption and alert you when you need to drink more water. “Our… read more

Tapped – A Look At Bottled Water

Tapped - A Look At Bottled Water

Tapped is an award winning documentary film by Stephanie Soechtig that explores the effects of bottled water on society. Most no longer believe marketing tactics that try to make us think bottled water comes from a bubbling natural, abundant spring. According to the documentary, almost 40% of bottled water is really just filtered tap water that is packaged and resold at premium prices. The majority of those in the U.S. are fortunate enough to have reliable access to safe drinking water simply by turning on a faucet or pushing a button to release a cold, filtered glass. Many are also… read more

Machine Extracts Purified Water from Sweaty Clothes

Machine Extracts Purified Water from Sweaty Clothes

In a modern city, where clean water is available at the turn of a tap, the idea of extracting the sweat from your funky gym clothes in order to purify it into drinking water may seem like a huge stretch. But in some areas of the world, an idea like this might make a whole lot of sense. With the aim of raising awareness of the world’s water crisis, and the lack of clean water in many parts of the globe, the advertising agency Deportivo, along with engineer Andreas Hammar, have built a “sweat machine” that can safely and efficiently… read more

It’s Best to Boycott Bottled Water

Boycott Bottled Water

Bottled water is not a sustainable product. Buying it harms the environment in a number of ways. Fossil fuels are burned and carbon emissions generated in the production, transportation, and disposal or recycling of plastic bottles and other packaging. It takes 3 liters of water to produce a single liter of bottled water. Purchasing bottled water takes control of water resources from the public and turns it over to large private corporations that are less motivated to protect the environment or human health. Although there are some regions where tap water presents health concerns, the nations that are the biggest… read more

Could This Product be a Bottled Water Killer?

KOR Nava

Disposable water bottles are a scourge on the environment, as they have a long long life once “thrown away”, and are a poignant example of the dangers of single-use products. But we know we’re supposed to be drinking plenty of water every day, and many of the reusable water bottles on the market look like they belong on a bicycle instead of on our desks. So how can style-conscious people make the switch to using a refillable water bottle, without sacrificing anything in terms of appearance and design? One answer is the Nava filtering water bottle, which not only delivers… read more

Billboard Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

UTEP Potable Water Generator

Advertising is something we love to hate, but sometimes there’s an ad campaign that is so brilliant that you have to stop and take notice. Like this one, which can pull drinking water out of the air. A billboard in Lima, Peru, is harvesting water from the humidity in the air and filtering it, providing as much as 26 gallons each day. That may not seem like that much, considering the amount of water that most of us use every day, but in a city that only receives about 2 inches of rain per year, it’s pretty significant. While it… read more