These Bamboo Charcoal water filters offer a natural and zero waste way to filter tap water. There are 4 bamboo charcoal pieces packaged in a reusable natural cotton bag.
Bamboo charcoal is super porous and works like a sponge, absorbing impurities into its pores. Bamboo charcoal water filters are traditional and well-known in many parts of the world. This high quality bamboo charcoal is carefully made in Japan, in clay kilns, by experienced charcoal makers.
Bamboo charcoal has an added benefit in that it “mineralises” the water during initial use by slowing releasing minerals – potassium, magnesium, into the water.
To use: use 3 – 4 pieces in a 1 litre jug of water.
Why bamboo charcoal?
Bamboo charcoal is used because it has a larger number of porous cavities compared to other wood charcoal, giving it better filtering abilities. Bamboo is also a fast growing plant so supply is abundant and sustainable.
Charcoal regulates moisture and reduces odours as well as inhibits mould and keeps food fresh. When you’ve finished using it as a water filter you can reuse it. Just make sure the pieces are completely dry before reusing and occasionally put them out in the sun to breath. You can reuse them for 6-12 months.
Ideas for reusing your Bamboo Charcoal:
When it’s time to dispose of your bamboo charcoal you can crush it up and return it to the earth by either burying it in the garden, putting it in pot plants or in your compost.