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Corn-based Water Bottle with Built-in Filter


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  • Instantly filters water as you drink again and again up to 90 refills
  • The corn bottle
  • Its a renewable sustainable resource
  • returns to the earth in commercial compost systems in just 80 days
  • The toxic chlorine in tap water protects it until you drink it then this filter safely removes it just before you drink it

Product Description

The Better Water Filter with Corn Resin Bottle is absolutely the best of both worlds. Instantly filters water as you drink in a bottle that is 100% renewable and sustainable.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000H20CPY
  • Item model number: 796515305708
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #676,298 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

The water bottle with filter makes any tap water taste great.
Paul Grooms
Each one has the same problem in that water leaks from the area where the cap screws onto the bottle.
K. Jensen
The bottle is so thin; it would never last a day with my 11 yr old daughter.
Holly L Kuhn-Hoffman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 2, 2007
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My family's been using them for several months and we like them quite a bit. They last about six weeks and then usually spring a leak, but the filter can still be used on another bottle for awhile if you wish. One note -- squeeze water through the filter to get rid of the carbon dust before the first time you use it.

Pros: I've been very pleased by how the water tastes. Our municipal water is pretty hard and chlorine-treated, but I think it tastes as good or better than purified alone when you use this bottle. Purified water tastes kind of flat next to it. It's great for places where you'll be near a drinking fountain, but don't like the taste of the water straight.

Cons: One bottle doesn't hold very much, so you're refilling it a lot. A bigger bottle would be nice. I live in the southwest and have to remember to not leave it in the car and end up with an $8 lump. Also, it's more work getting water out of it because of the filter, but that's really not much of a problem. The suction is a little noisy so don't plan to use it at a symphony concert.

I have read that the composting claims are a little stretched, since it takes a commercial composting setup to make it work (sustained high temperature), but that it is less polluting to produce these bottles, so I think the environmental scale leans toward the positive. (There's a Smithsonian article about it for more detail.) In our case, just the water saved by not drinking as much reverse osmosis water (which wastes a huge amount of water during production) seems good to me.

There's a lot in the news about the possibility of danger from Nalgene polycarbonate bottles.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By columbiauni on August 19, 2007
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My husband and I carry around bottled water a lot to keep hydrated in our warm climate. Usually, we would refill the bottles with tap water to save money and not consume too many plastic bottles. (I know, you're not supposed to do that...) When I heard about these, it was an aha moment. I ordered them from Amazon marketplace and I haven't gone back to plastic bottles! We use them for a couple of months and then compost them and order new ones. It has been WONDERFUL because our tap water tastes really chlorinated, especially when it reaches room temperature, but the filter in these bottles takes that bad taste away. Even at room temperature, the water in the bottle takes like spring water. One note, if you live in a warm climate, don't leave your bottle in the car! It starts to shrink in extreme heat.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lynn on December 7, 2007
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I ordered two of these and was really happy with the filter and the corn-based bottle. One of the bottles, however, leaked out between the threaded cap and the bottle, when the bottle was turned up or squeezed to drink. When I contacted customer service at the company, they were very helpful and sent me two replacement bottles at no cost. It's nice when a product is perfect to begin with, but no production process is perfect, so it's good to know that a company stands behind its product and will replace the occasional defective item.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Terri on September 29, 2007
I love the idea of this product, however, I am a bit unhappy with the amount of "squeeze" needed to push the water through the built-in filter. It makes a crinkle sound and therefore, makes it impractical to use at work during a meeting, for instance, as it is rather loud. I end up unscrewing the top (which is attached to the filter) and drinking right from the bottle, by-passing the filter.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By San Franciscan on August 26, 2008
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These now (Aug. 2008) have a new design-- the ribbing and label are gone, they come as just a plain clear bottle with no ribbing and broader at the base than the top (i.e. slightly tapered). It seems like the filter size has changed slightly too-- the old kind of filters would work pretty well with a Dasani bottle in a pinch, but the new ones don't.

The advantage of the new design is that they don't seem to leak anymore. The disadvantage is that the plastic is quite thick and stiff and will, I think, get crinkled and possibly cracked before the 90 uses of the filter are up. We try not to squeeze too hard, to prevent this.

The packaging talks about all its eco-features but doesn't mention anything about not leaching like plastic. It does seem like there is evidence that this plastic is at least somewhat better in terms of personal health, but corn plastic is definitely not a cure-all from an environmental standpoint, and we should try to use these for their full life before basically thinking of them as non-recyclable trash. A search for "PLA corn plastic leach" turns up an interesting Smithsonian article on the subject if you want to know more.

This is a Level 1 filter, so it probably won't do as much as we would like in terms of filtering pesticides etc., but I haven't been able to find any higher-level filters that are made out of non-nasty plastics, which seems like defeating the purpose.

Overall, this is a decent product that I would recommend, for those times when you know you're going somewhere with bad-tasting water and your Sigg bottle won't do you much good once you've run out. But we have to look elsewhere for our eco-karma points!
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