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Bamboo Charcoal Water Filters 8 Pack
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A zero waste, reusable and compostable natural water filters. Suitable for a 2 litre jug of water. Now in packaged in a reusable natural cotton bag.

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Model:  2538
Brand:  ecoLiving

Now packaged in a reusable natural cotton bag.

Bamboo charcoal water filters are a refreshingly simple and natural way of filtering tap water. Just leave it in a jug filled with tap water and it will slowly filter out impurities such as chlorine and chloramines, make your water tastier and free from typical tap water odour. A zero waste alternative to plastic water filters. The filters can be reused in many useful ways throughout your house and composted at the end of their life.

An added benefit of using bamboo charcoal water filters is that it "mineralises" the water during initial usage by slowly releasing minerals - potassium, magnesium, etc. - into the water.

How bamboo charcoal works
Bamboo charcoal's incredible filtering ability comes from its super-porous structure - some may find it hard to believe but 1g of high quality bamboo charcoal has a surface area equivalent of up to 3 tennis courts. It works like a sponge and absorbs impurities into its pores.

Why bamboo?
Other woods can be used to make charcoal for filtering water but the larger number of porous cavities in bamboo charcoal is considered to give it better filtering abilities - 3 times greater per gramme than wood charcoal. As a fast-growing plant, supply is abundant and sustainable.

Tried and tested
Bamboo Charcoal water filters are traditional and well-known in many parts of the world. This bamboo charcoal is carefully made in Japan in clay kilns by experienced charcoal makers and is simply of the highest quality of its kind.

Re-use around the house
After using charcoal as a water filter for 2 months you can reuse it in the home for a further 6 to 12 months. Dry out in the sun to maintain good condition, your charcoal can have a very useful second life!

How to reuse your bamboo charcoal around the house
After using the bamboo charcoal water filters for 2-6 months, don't throw it away! Charcoal also regulates moisture, reduces odours, inhibits mould and keeps food fresh. You can be creative and give your charcoal a second life, for example in:

- mouldy kitchen and bathroom corners
- places you keep food and fruits (e.g. the fridge, breadbin, fruit bowl)
- smelly places (e.g. the fridge, loo, shoes)
- places you want to keep very dry (e.g. chests of drawers)

Make sure the pieces are completely dry before re-using. If you place them in a mild environment like chests of drawers, you can more or less use forever.
In tougher places like the bathroom or the fridge, the charcoal may start looking a bit tired after a few months. Occasionally put them out in the sun and let breathe if you want to keep them in good condition. Re-use for 6-12 months.

And finally...

When it's time to say good-bye to your bamboo charcoal water filter you can return it to the earth by crushing and burying it in the garden, in pot plants or mixing with compost, etc.

As if it hasn't worked hard enough, crushed bamboo charcoal will help aerate the soil and increase water retention, absorb excess moisture when it's wet and release it when dry. Not bad after many months of multi-tasking for you!

What else does bamboo charcoal reduce other than chlorine?
Charcoal, particularly bamboo charcoal, has been the subject of university-level research in Japan in recent years. Although people have known about charcoal's special properties by experience, this has gradually been backed up by science. Bamboo charcoal is considered effective at adsorbing a variety of substances such as heavy metals, pesticides, surfactants and hormone-disruptors.

To keep this a waste free product, the filters are now packaged in a reusable natural cotton bag, instructions included.

Instructions For Use
Use approx: 1 litre jug = 3 - 4 pieces; 2 litre jug = 6 - 8 pieces

1. Wash in running water to remove powder (do not use detergent).
2. Boil for 10 mins in a pan of water to sterilise & allow to cool and dry.
3. Place in a jug and fill with tap water (charcoal may float when new but it will tend to sink after a week or so of use).
4. Leave for 8 hours or more for best results. You can leave it in the fridge to chill if you like. It's then ready to drink.
5. Re-sterilise once a week by repeating step 2.
6. Replace with new charcoal after 2-6 months approx.

Average Rating (3 Reviews):  
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Improves even my tap water.
26 June 2021  | 

Makes my water so much nicer tasting...it's especially bad due to lack of rain. Happy with my choice...over a plastic jug and filters.

Happy with all three of my purchases...great service from Boobalou.

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21 August 2019  | 

I've just tasted the first water filtered with these and the water tastes so good. I live in Cyprus and the drinking water does not taste great where I live.

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Haven't used them yet (gifting)
13 February 2019  | 

I decided to get these as well as some of the soaps for my mum for christmas and the packaging and the soaps smelled wonderful etc, but when it came to the charcoal I was a bit disappointed to see there wasn't instructions contained within the bag or on the label, which means I need to print off these instructions myself from this website, it's the only thing that let it down, hence my mum hasn't used them yet as I haven't had chance to print them out yet! I think maybe it would be good to have these instructions included.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


Hi Abi, thank you so much for your feedback. Since your order the filters do now come with instructions. I have built this into the label to keep resources to a minimum. I hope your mum likes them and if she wants me to email the instructions I can do that for her any time. Many thanks, Jo :)