The bottle is made from BPA-Free Tritan™ which is dishwasher safe. However the other components (lid, clamp and filter clip) are best washed by hand. The bamboo charcoal filter is to be rinsed with water only; don’t use any detergents.
We estimate the BU Water bottles will start shipping in May 2016. As with all new products there are certain risks we face in bringing the product to fruition, however we’ve worked hard to minimise these risks to ensure we hit our target.
Our filter is a stick of bamboo; we simply add heat to transform it into activated charcoal. Once used it can be crushed and placed in the garden helping your plants grow, a great example of recycling.
Others use unnatural resins to shape their filters; which means they don’t bio grade and can’t be recycled.
Activated charcoal has been used for thousands of years to purify water. It’s a form of charcoal that’s been treated at a higher temperature, producing an even greater surface area. It’s extremely porous structure provides it with numerous bonding sites for VOC’s and other chemicals in the water.