LifeStraw, The World’s Greatest Portable Water Filter
One of the greatest inventions of this century that very few people have heard of is the LifeStraw, a portable water filter that can purify water without the use of any chemicals. Along with no moving parts, this patented filtration system relies on suction or gravity to make sure that the water the user drinks is as hospitable as possible.
Designed by a Swiss company called Vestergaard Frandsen, the LifeStraw aims to change the world. The LifeStraw allows anyone in the world to have access to safe drinking water. With upwards of 1 billion people without water in the world, not only is this a serious issue, but it calls for some seriously inexpensive tech in order to get the job.
There are 6 kinds, the LifeStraw, the LifeStraw Family and the LifeStraw Community, as well as the LifeStraw Go and LifeStraw Guinea Worm. The LifeStraw requires no chemicals, and is inserted directly into water to produce clean water for consumption. The LifeStraw Family versions 1.0 and 2.0 consist of home style variants, with the 2.0 consisting of a large storage container.
The LifeStraw Community is a large storage container that is built for group use. It’s filtration system is superior in regards of amount and filtration percentage. So close to 100% of bacteria is filtered that they had to use 4 decimal places; 99.9999% of bacteria can be filtered by LifeStraw Community. Wow.
The LifeStraw Guinea Worm helps filter out water specifically for Guinea worm larvae. The Carter Center is leading a fight against this disease, and have had substantial success. Head over to their website to learn more.
You can also make a difference by buying LifeStraw Carbon Credits. These work by giving a donation to help a family in Western Kenya specifically be able to have clean drinking water. By giving them a means to have fresh water without having to boil the water, thus releasing CO2 into the atmosphere, one can reduce their carbon footprint by any amount they want. There’s a chart and everything, so you’ll know exactly how much you should give if you want to offset your carbon footprint by 100%.
This is a great project, and we at RareDelights want our readers to know that you should buy one of these, or at least try to offset your carbon footprint a little. Not only are you literally helping save someone’s life (or most likely many people’s), but you help reduce carbon pollution, a rampant problem currently for our species. Not just America, or Europe, or Africa. We need people to back these projects at a local level if we’re going to have any possibility of countering global warming.
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