Binchotan Activated Charcoal
What is it?
A zero waste alternative to water in plastic bottles.
Where does it come from?
Handcrafted by a Japanese craftsman using the ancestral method of carbonisation and activation, in a traditional oven, from Ubamegashi oak branches, the high density of which is essential for quality.
Why do I NEED it?
Since switching to Activated Charcoal in 2017 we've saved 3,120 plastic bottles of water!!!
We were going through 12 x 2 litre bottles a week and it was costing us money, both for the water and for the bins.
Our recycling was full of water bottles, literally, nothing else would fit in.
We've saved over €1,599 the past 5 years, roughly €300 a year.
That's not even including the cost of the bin charges. It was getting a bit crazy and something had to change.
We got a gift of a glass carafe and a charcoal filter for Christmas one year and it first introduced me to using charcoal, before Youme was even an idea!
When planning on opening my online shop, I knew it was one item that I had to stock.
How does it work?
Due to its carbonisation and activation process, Binchotan charcoal is porous. Once in the water, its millions of cavities adsorb ions from contaminants and other impurities. The surface of Binchotan has a colossal capacity to bind molecules present in water. It also significantly improves the taste of water.
Simply boil it for 10 minutes, once cool add it to your jug of water and that's it!
It's recommended that you boil it once every month for 10 minutes to reactivate it.
Depending on your water hardness you could get anywhere from 2 months to 6 months out of one stick. (You'll know when it's time to change it by the taste of the water.)
It's so simple and effective
So what are you waiting for?
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