- LifeStraw®, a global leader in developing innovative filtration and purification products for safe drinking water, is introducing a new LifeStraw Go water bottle on June 1. It features two-stage filtration, removing bacteria and protozoa to make microbiologically contaminated water safe to drink, while also reducing organic chemicals, chlorine and bad taste. The new bottle comes in five colors to appeal to a variety of user preferences. It's available at retail locations throughout North America, including REI, and online at www.lifestraw.com. The suggested retail price is $49.95.
New LifeStraw Go water bottle with two-stage filtration arrives at retail on June 1 — in time to provide safe drinking water for summer recreation, travel and everyday hydration. The new bottle removes microbiological contaminants and reduces organic chemicals, chlorine and bad taste. Users can express their personal style by choosing from five colors, including pink, purple, grey, green and blue.
“The new bottle is an evolution of the original LifeStraw Go. It has enhanced functionality in that it also reduces chlorine, organic chemicals and bad taste,” said Alison Hill, LifeStraw’s managing director. “Bottles with filters are a fast growing market because of increasing concerns about U.S. water quality. Our goal is to provide products people can integrate into their daily lives and feel secure about the water they drink.”
LifeStraw Go uses a two-stage filtration process. Stage one is a hollow fiber membrane that removes 99.9999 percent of bacteria (E. coli and salmonella), 99.9 percent of protozoa (Giardia, Cryptosporidium, etc.), and reduces turbidity by filtering particulate matter to 0.2 microns. Stage two is an activated carbon capsule that reduces chlorine, organic chemical matter (like herbicides and pesticides), and bad taste. The hollow fiber membrane filters up to 264 gallons throughout its life; the carbon capsule filters 26 gallons. Replacements for both will be available in July.
Coinciding with the product launch, LifeStraw is expanding its global Follow the Liters program that provides safe drinking water to school children in developing countries. Through this humanitarian initiative, for each LifeStraw purchased, one school child in a developing community receives safe drinking water for an entire school year. In May, the latest Follow the Liters campaign was launched in Alwar, India when high-volume LifeStraw Community purifiers were brought to 33 schools to provide safe water to 8,000 school children. Previous Follow the Liters campaigns have provided 361,000 school children in Kenya with safe water.
LifeStraw focuses on innovation of technology that converts microbiologically contaminated water into safe drinking water with products that are designed to fit the needs of the people that use them. It’s manufactured by Vestergaard, a family owned global health company dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for people, many of whom live in developing countries. The first LifeStraw water filter was introduced in 2005 for public health use in developing countries, and the technology has been tested in some of the harshest environments since then. Today LifeStraw includes filters and purifiers for households, clinics, schools, and for outdoor recreation, travel and everyday personal use.