- Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
Soma Unveils World’s First Completely Compostable Water Filter
Posted By Krystina Puleo On December 5, 2012 @ 4:00 pm In Environment,Reader Submitted Content,Water Issues | No Comments
Water filtration company Soma  recently unveiled the world’s first entirely compostable water filter . 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.
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 ; back them now, and you can be among the first to receive a Soma water filter.
+ Soma 
The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions  carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!
Article printed from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/soma-unveils-worlds-first-completely-compostable-water-filter/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/new-post-submission-1815/soma-filter-1/
 Soma: http://www.somawater.co/
 water filter: http://inhabitat.com/tag/water-filter/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/new-post-submission-1815/soma-filter-4/
 raising funds to begin the manufacturing process on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zachallia/soma-beautifully-innovative-all-natural-water-filt
 see your story on Inhabitat: http://inhabitat.com/submit-story
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.