Living in Central America you simply can’t walk over to any random faucet or water fountain and fill up your bottle and continue on your nature walk, hike, climb or any activity that is nowhere near a little shop with bottled water.
And quite frankly, water in plastic bottles that are for sale worry me as much as untreated water these days.
That’s how I found Lifestraw Go.
Why a Water Bottle with Filter is Crucial for a Nature Adventure
- This is a refillable water bottle that you can fill with water from any place you can find some (except the sea).
It’s award-winning technology makes it safe to drink.
- The LifeStraw Go refillable water bottle was introduced in 2014.
- It was designed for hikers, campers, travellers and other outdoor enthusiasts. It will filter out 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoa.
- It stores 1.65 liters.
- BPA Free and contains no chemicals.
- The LifeStraw is driving sustainable access to safe drinking water by engaging governments, donors, and individual consumers to understand the problem and become an active part of the solution.
- It all started in 1994.
- A man called Carter Center approached LifeStraw’s parent company, Vestergaard, to develop a filter that could remove Guinea worm larvae from water.
- Vestergaard designed a cloth filter.
- They then made it evolve into a more effective pipe form in 1999.
- Due to the impact of the LifeStraw Guinea Worm filter, Vestergaard developed a product that could filter out virtually all of the microbiological contaminants that make water unsafe to drink.
- It resulted in the LifeStraw technology, introduced in 2005 as a personal “straw-like” filter.
- In 2008, LifeStraw technology was adapted for in-home use by creating LifeStraw Family water purifier.
- In 2014 the Follow the Liters program was created. A portion of the proceeds from consumer sales goes towards the funding of LifeStraw community purifiers that are distributed along schools in development countries.
- Today, more than 37 million LifeStraw Guinea Worm filters have contributed to the near-eradication of the disease.