Written by: Krystal Esquillo
Americans alone buy 29 billion bottles of water every year. Everyone needs clean water; however, we don’t need the tons of waste that single-serve water bottles produce. The Bobble Filtered Water Bottle conveniently gives you purified water in a way that helps out the environment and your wallet.
A lot of money and a lot of waste goes into producing and consuming single-use water bottles. I consider myself an environmentally conscious person and I try to recycle as much as I can. I’m sure many others have good environmental intentions as well, but the truth is, plastic bottles usually find their way into garbage cans and eventually turn into enormous piles of waste. I was drawn to the reusability of bobble (that’s how they refer to it–I guess I will too).
What is it?
Bobble is a reusable water bottle with its own filter. You can fill it with tap water and as you drink, the filter removes all the gunk, ensuring that only clean water comes out.
How does it work?
The science behind the filtration system is pretty simple. The filter is made of activated carbon with a “slight electro-positive charge.” As you drink, water passes through the positively-charged carbon and any impurities and contaminants (which are negatively charged) are attracted to it, leaving only clean, pure water for you to drink.
What’s so great about it?
Bobble gives you great-tasting water and great-feeling feelings. One bobble filter is equivalent to 300 single-serve bottles, so though it might sound cheesy, you have to feel good about yourself knowing that you’ve rid the earth of hundreds of pollution-causing plastic bottles.
The design is also very stylish. The filter comes in multiple colors so you can switch it up every time you buy a replacement. And speaking of replacements, you have to buy a new filter after every 300 uses, or every 40 gallons, or every 2 months, whichever is easiest for you to remember. If you can’t keep track of any of that, you can also sign up for filter replacement alerts through the company’s website.
In addition to saving the earth by using bobble, you’re saving a good amount of money too. The bottle is priced around $9.99 and replacement filters are $6.99. If you do the math, you’re getting filtered bobble water for pennies a bottle.
What’s not so great about it?
I felt awkward using the bobble at first, sucking it like an overgrown baby until I realized–oh wait, you can squeeze it. It takes a slightly firm squeeze to get the water out, but you don’t want to squeeze too hard and risk creasing it. But it’s not rocket science. Just squeeze it like a normal person.
Size and portability might also be an issue. For me, bobble’s 18.5 ounce bottle was a good size. It fits in my purse and I don’t have to constantly refill it. But maybe if you were working out, you would want a bigger container, and preferably one with a handle. The good news is that Bobble actually makes larger bottles and sport bottles with handles. It’s all on their website.
What’s the decision?
Bobble beats bottled water any day. I can get pure, refreshing water from my sink for much less money, much less waste, and way more good vibes.