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Soma Unveils World’s First Completely Compostable Water Filter

Posted By Krystina Puleo On December 5, 2012 @ 4:00 pm In Reader Submitted Content,Water Issues | No Comments

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Water filtration company Soma [2] recently unveiled the world’s first entirely compostable water filter [3]. Soma replaced conventional plastic casing filters with a food-based PLA composite that incorporates Malaysian coconut shells and vegan silk. The filter removes chlorine, heavy metals and other contaminants from tap water, producing clean water with a crisp taste. The sleek hour glass carafe combines great design with sustainability, and it looks better than a Brita filter to boot.

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Most traditional water filters are made mostly of plastic with a carbon filter. By contrast, Soma’s filter is completely organic, as it’s made of a starch-based plastic and vegan silk with a burned coconut shell filter. The filter also addresses another common problem faced by water filter users: knowing when to switch out the filter. Soma features a scheduled delivery of filters every two months, so consumers never forget to change their filter on time. The company is currently raising funds to begin the manufacturing process on Kickstarter [5]; back them now, and you can be among the first to receive a Soma water filter.

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[2] Soma: http://www.somawater.co/

[3] water filter: http://inhabitat.com/tag/water-filter/

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/new-post-submission-1815/soma-filter-4/

[5] raising funds to begin the manufacturing process on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zachallia/soma-beautifully-innovative-all-natural-water-filt

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