London – Design company Black + Blum has created a bottle that mineralises tap water and absorbs the chlorine in it using a stick of carbon.
The carbon stick works by purifying the water. The technique comes from Japan, says Black + Blum co-founder Martin Blum: ‘We combined European-style bottle design with Eastern techniques to create this product,’ says Blum. ‘The idea was to make something that is not put straight back into the waste system as soon as we’re finished with it.’
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