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Fil₂r: Reusable water filters for BRITA™ and PUR™ pitchers

Sustainable water filters compatible with your current water filter, delivered to you!

Fil₂r: Reusable water filters for BRITA™ and PUR™ pitchers

Sustainable water filters compatible with your current water filter, delivered to you!

$4,809
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72
backers
20days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, December 4 2019 1:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

 Filters are trash but they don't have to be!

We have designed a reusable Fil₂r case (patent pending) that opens and closes. The case takes a pod of activated carbon that's delivered to you every two months via a convenient subscription system. Order your Fil₂r case and six-month pod subscription at a discounted price today!

EASY AS 1-2-3!

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EASY SUBSCRIPTION SYSTEM

MADE FROM SAFE & SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

  •  Our product is more sustainable than traditional filters because the Fil₂r case opens and closes.
  •  100% Recyclable and reusable Fil₂r case. Much like a water bottle the Fil₂r case can last years and can be easily recycled when no longer needed.
  •  Biodegradable Fil₂r pod of activated carbon- made from 100% natural coconut shells.
  •  Filters water the same way traditional water filters do! 
With the Fil₂r case you will save 24-36 water filters, 7,200 plastic bottles of water, and reduce your carbon footprint by 1,323 lbs. CO₂ over 4 years.

 Over 4 years the average consumer of other brands will use 24-36 filters, but using Fil₂r you will only use 1 Fil₂r case in the same time span. This will save 7,200 plastic bottles of water and reduce your carbon footprint by 1,323 lbs CO₂. 

 COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR CURRENT PITCHER

 The Fil₂r case is compatible with the following brands:

  • BRITAᵀᴹ models: Everyday Pitcher, Grand Pitcher,  Monterey Pitcher, Metro Pitcher, Ultramax Dispenser, Marina Pitcher, any pitcher EXCEPT Stream® products
  • PURᵀᴹ: Any pitcher
  • UP&UPᵀᴹ (Target brand) water filter pitchers

(Please note water pitcher is not included, only the Fil₂r case and Fil₂r pods. Also, we are not affiliated with any of the aforementioned brands, they are only mentioned to show how Fil₂r products are used.)

Fil₂r WATER FOR EVERY DAY USE

Drinking water
Coffee & Tea
Cooking

 USE ANYWHERE

Apartments
Dormitories
Homes

REWARDS

 Please note that shipping charges are only for the first order. If you back the Early Bird Special, Kickstarter Special, or the DUO Special shipping will not be charged for delivery of subscription pods. Additionally, we are not responsible for any import taxes or fees on international orders. 

COMMITMENT TO THE EARTH

Beyond developing sustainable products, our brand cares about the environment. One percent of all proceeds will be donated to non-profits committed to reducing plastic use and/or providing clean drinking water to underserved communities. As we grow, we will increase the percentage donated to these non-profit organizations. 

TIMELINE

 Over the last year, we spent hundreds of hours refining Fil₂r prototypes and cementing relationships with manufacturers and suppliers so that we can deliver a quality product to our backers. We have already hired 3D Hubs to manufacture the Fil₂r case. We are optimistic we can fulfill orders well before the February 2020 estimation date.

Fil₂r is a proud Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator Team!

ABOUT US

 Audra is a PhD candidate in Biology at UCLA and the Founder of Fil₂r. She is committed to sustainability and ready to tackle plastic pollution one filter at a time. Read more about her motivations for starting Fil₂r here!

Thank you for supporting our vision to bring sustainability to the water filtration industry. The funds raised from this campaign will pay for the injection mold for the Fil₂r case.

The winner of the Sustainable living giveaway is Rohan from Los Angeles!

Risks and challenges

We do not anticipate any major risks or challenges. We have lined up our suppliers and manufacturers, who are ready to go as soon as we reach our goal. Nonetheless, we have padded our timeline to ensure an on time delivery of your Fil₂r goods! Please contact us here on the Kickstarter page or via email: fil2rwater@gmail.com if you have any concerns or questions.

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