Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
BRITA, the company well-known for its filter jugs, has now added the premium and stylish ‘Fill&Go’ Water Filter Bottle to its arsenal, offering people great tasting filtered water when they are on the go.
The bottle is durable, BPA free, convenient and looks great. By switching from buying bottled water to a reusable water bottle such as the BRITA Fill&Go bottle will help reduce the sheer number of plastic bottles that are sent to land fill every year, and will be easier on the wallet too, and that even considering that the filter should be replaced about every week.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical compound that can be present in products made of polycarbonate (e.g., drinking bottles). For years now assessing the risks that it represents has been the subject of controversial discussions worldwide. Public attention is focused on the hormonal effects of bisphenol A (sources: German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and Federal Environmental Office).
BPA is also found it PET bottles, such as the “ordinary” disposable bottles used for bottled water and also for soda drinks, etc. and the chemical leaches into each and every of those bottles that may have been sitting on the shelves of the stores for weeks.
The “Fill&Go” bottle has been created especially for people on the go and it has been designed in such a way to make it really convenient for exercise enthusiasts, busy mums, and water lovers who are looking for a more eco- friendly, convenient and delicious answer to constant hydration.
Simply fill the bottle with tap water and the BRITA filtration technology in the Fill&Go Filter Disc will reduce any impurities that impair the smell and taste of tap water such as chlorine. The activated carbon filter is integrated into the lid, out of sight. All you have to do is replace it once a week in a very simple procedure.
The “Fill&Go” filter bottle is intended to be used with water from municipal sources, that is to say tap water, and is not a substitute for filtration systems for water in the wilderness.
Available in four different colors: grey, blue, pink and green, the premium-quality, BPA-free bottle holds around 600ml of water and is dishwasher safe.
The BRITA Fill&Go bottle costs £14.99 per unit and comes with a box of 4 filter refills. Bottles are available in Robert Dyas stores and selective Sainsbury’s. A box of 8 refills costs £12.
Initially I did have some issue with using the drinking straw but once I did get the hang of it I must say this is a brilliant invention. It does away with having to tilt the bottle too much and makes it thus especially great for use in cars and such.
While I don't mind the taste of general tap water – in the main – being able to get it filtered on the go is a bonus. Love it!
For more information please visit the BRITA website: www.brita.com.
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