simple, natural, eco-friendly and effective water filtration
Bamboo charcoal is 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 to make your water tastier and free from typical tap water odour.
An added benefit of using bamboo charcoal as a water filter 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.
Tried and tested
Charcoal water filtering is traditional and well-known in many parts of the world. Our bamboo charcoal is carefully made in Japan in clay kilns by experienced charcoal makers and is simply of the highest quality of its kind.
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 gram than wood charcoal. As a fast-growing plant, supply is abundant and sustainable.
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!
For a 1 litre jug of water, use 3 – 4 pieces; for a 2 litre jug, use 6 – 8 pieces.
We currently sell them in packs of 4 or 9. If you would like a larger amount please get in touch.