There are plenty of occasions and reasons to buy bottled water — and plenty when you don’t need to. Since only one in six plastic water bottles are recycled, eco-conscious Americans are buying more reusable water bottles. The Eau Good water bottle designed by Black + Blum is the eco-conscious consumer’s friend. The Eau Good water bottle not only looks terrific but it also filters tap water for you using an ancient ingredient — active charcoal. The BPA-free Eau Good bottle is reusable — and so is the active charcoal that comes with it. (Happy disclosure: We have one of these bottles, and it’s cool.)
The Eau Good bottle includes one Binchotan active charcoal unit, known to do a lot of very good things: reduce chlorine, reduce chemicals, balance the PH, mineralize the water, and create a purer taste. You just fill the bottle with tap water and let the charcoal produce its cleansing magic. The water will taste better in just one hour, although for the very best quality, eight hours is recommended. The charcoal, which lasts six months, will need to be recharged after the third month. Wait, what? How the heck do you recharge charcoal? Just boil it for ten minutes and allow it to dry. The Eau Good bottle is available in several colors and for $24.95 on websites including Target and Amazon (see link above).