Hydrate smarter with this sustainable water filter

Banu Ibrahim
January 29, 2018

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  • Soma's Pitcher and Plant-Based Water Filter, available on Amazon Launchpad, helps save the environment while also donating to a good cause.

If you want to live a more environmentally friendly and healthier lifestyle, take a look at the everyday objects you use. A good place to start is your water filter and water bottle. Nonprofit organization The Water Project estimates that only 1 in 5 plastic bottles are recycled, resulting in US landfills being overloaded with about 2 million tons of discarded plastic containers. Plastic bottles take over 1,000 years to biodegrade, and if they're incinerated, they can emit toxic fumes into the atmosphere.

An easy way to ensure you're drinking the cleanest water and being kind to the environment is to invest in a sustainable water filter system and reusable bottle. Soma, a startup backed by Amazon Launchpad, goes beyond the normal expectations for your typical water filter and bottle. The company is a certified B-corporation. B Corps are for-profit companies that have been certified by a nonprofit B Lab. They meet intense standards on social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. What you see with Soma is what you get.

Its Pitcher and Plant-Based Water Filter ($31.99; amazon.com), for example, is made of shatter-proof, BPA-free plastic and helps eliminate any traces of chemicals like chlorine in your water. Being au naturel is a crucial component: Its filter is made out of a coconut shell carbon and fits into a plant-based casing to help remove impurities and improve overall taste. Soma's sleek water bottles ($25.01; amazon.com) are also made with the same eco-conscious approach. And as an added bonus for those who love minimalist decor, both pieces fit right in with any modern or design-centric kitchen.

But probably the best part is that when you buy the water pitcher and the bottle, you're also helping others access clean and safe drinking water. Soma is a partner with the nonprofit charity: water, which helps bring clean drinking water to over 663 million people who lack access to it. Every time you purchase one of Soma's products, the company gives a portion of the proceeds to the organization. Helping yourself get healthy, saving the environment and donating to a great cause is about as guilt-free as any shopping experience can get. And who doesn't love that?

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