WaterNlife, a Danish family-owned business dedicated to creating environmentally-friendly solutions, has incorporated the award-winning LifeStraw water filter into a sports bottle, called LifeStraw Go, to give users access to safe drinking water when there is no potable water source nearby.
In introducing this interesting new hydration system, the Danish company has announced that it will allow a child in Africa to receive clean and safe drinking water for a whole year for each bottle sold, starting with a project in the western part of Kenya. The technology has already proven its worth in emergies such as the recent typhoon in the Philippines.
The Go LifeStra Go bottle can be helpful when hiking, camping, or travelling to areas with poor water quality. It filters up to 1,000 liters of water down to 0.2 microns without adding chlorine, carbon, chemicals or any other substance and is said to remove over 99 percent of waterborne bacteria. The bottle can be reused indefinitely, saving waste from disposable plastic water bottles. For every LifeStraw Go sold, WaterNlife will provide a child in Africa with clean drinking water for an entire school year.
The LifeStraw technology, developed by Vestergaard, has been featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at Tate Modern in London, paying tribute to its design. LifeStraw has won awards such as the Index Design Award and the Saatchi & Saatchi Award for Groundbreaking Ideas and has been appointed “Invention of the Year” by Time Magazine as well as included on CNN's list of “Ten Things That Will Change The World.” LifeStraw Go will be featured at Ispo Munich on Jan. 26-29, 2014. The recommended retail price for LifeStraw Go is €39.95.