Hydrosbottle

Bottle featuring and integrated filter that cleans water as you drink

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US United States
Web http://www.hydrosbottle.com/
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About the project Edit

While over a billion people live without clean water, the world is drowning in the waste of millions of water bottles. The Hydros Bottle could provide a simple solution. Available for the US market, the 700 ml bottle features an integrated filter that cleans water as you drink. Hydros Bottle began at the Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science of the University of Pennsylvania to sustainably provide purified water to increasingly mobile, urban people in the developing world. As the company began investigating the opportunity, they discovered the issue is not just limited to developing countries.

The company is also aiming to wean Americans off bottled water by outlining the potential savings: at USD 6, one recyclable filter lasts for 320 refills, amounting to a saving of over USD 500 compared to bottled water. The bottle plus one filter costs USD 25; replacement filters are USD 6 each.

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In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Hydros Bottle is the first reusable water bottle featuring a built in filter. Hydros Bottle is a innovative way to address both the issue of clean water as well as the increasing environmental problem of plastic water bottle.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

The Hydros Bottle's filter reduces arsenic, particulate and dissolved lead, mercury, copper, chlorine and cadmium, which is more than some well-known household filters.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Many areas of the United States are afflicted with poor quality public tap water that is often laced with dangerous levels of heavy metals and toxins. As a result, Hydros decided first to focus on releasing Hydros Bottle at home. While the plans to develop customizable filters for distribution worldwide are temporarily on hold, Hydros are still actively engaged in promoting access to potable water to the 1.1 billion residents of our global community who still live without clean water. 1 dollar from each Hydros Bottle will go towards a water infrastructure project designed to be socially, economically, and environmentally viable.

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