What is WaterBean™?
WaterBean is a portable, water-purifying filter that transforms any water bottle into a water purification system. Made from sustainable materials, with WaterBean you simply shake and swirl coconut carbon to add vital minerals to tap water and remove impurities.
As an advocate for a better environment, I am amazed and terrified at how much plastic waste we generate, especially with plastic Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. Once in the landfill, these bottles can leak harmful chemicals into the ground and pollute the soil and water. Waterbean reduces the consumption of PET bottles, has a unique design that can be used with any bottle and creates clean and delicious water from any tap.
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You NEED to know:
- One plastic bottle takes more than 450 years to completely break down
- In 2010, the number of disposable plastic bottles consumed in the US could fill up 849,941 school buses
- Americans consume more than 8.6 billion gallons of bottled water annually
- More than 75% of plastic water bottles are NEVER recycled
- 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die when they entangle themselves or ingest plastic pollution
- At least 40% of bottled water IS tap water
- REUSING JUST ONE BOTTLE WILL PREVENT THE PURCHASE AND CONSUMPTION OF 280 PLASTIC BOTTLES EVERY YEAR
Simple, clean and unique. Much like the taste of the water it produces, WaterBean’s unique form factor is produced using minimal components and designed in conjunction with a manufacturer of injection molded water filtration devices.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF WATERBEAN
- Fits in ANY bottle
The WaterBean is designed to fit into just about any bottle, from plastic bottles to sports bottle to tumblers. The design contracts and expands once inside. To remove, simply pull up and the WaterBean will close back up for easy removal.
- Portable: drink clean water anywhere
Whether you are traveling, hiking, playing sports or sitting at home, the Waterbean's portable size makes is easy to take it anywhere. Heading to the airport? Just keep your WaterBean with you and have clean drinking water on the go, without having to pay the price of aiport water.
- Cleans water and adds minerals for crisp, delicious water
Using compostable coconut carbon filter, the WaterBean turns ordinary tap water into crisp, delicious water. The filter adds magnesium, an essential mineral that 70% of people have a deficiency in, according to the World Health Organization.
- Easily changeable filters
WaterBean filters are easily changeable after two to three months (or 140 liters of water). Simply open the WaterBean’s cover plates, replace the old filter bags and snap the cover plates back on.
- Ergonomic design
The Waterbean is designed using a minimal number of components. Its design allows for easy insertion and easy removal from any type of bottle.
- Saves money, saves the planet
One WaterBean can save you from purchasing 280 bottles of water that later end up in landfills and pollute the soil and water.
- Comes in many colors to match your lifestyle!
WaterBean will come in a variety of colors, you will be able to select your color once the campaign is over.
USE OF FUNDS
We'll be using the funds for purchasing the steel injection molds, finalizing packaging design, funding a minimum first order from the manufacturer and other start-up expenses. The funds contributed here will go towards making WaterBean available on a global scale.
I am an inventor and entrepreneur living in Sapporo, Japan, with a passion for design and manufacturing. I've designed packages for unique frozen food products and marketed a unique freezing technology used for medical cryo-preservation. As a father of two boys, I wanted to create something that will ensure that the world they grow up in will be just that little bit better. After doing a bit of research (a lot actually), I came up with the design for Waterbean and realized that this is a design that can be used for anyone, anywhere; replacing overpriced bottled water and looking cool at the same time. Just a Swirl of your water and your drinking something pure and sustainable.
How do I use WaterBean™?
Insert the WaterBean into an empty bottle, fill your bottle with water. Shake for about 5 seconds then gently swirl the water to get the cleanest taste. The amount of time you swirl depends on the starting quality of water being used. Trust your taste buds. Swirling the water forces it through the specially designed intake vents and over the carbon filter. The more you swirl the water the cleaner it becomes.
How often do I need to replace the filter?
On average, WaterBean filters last 3 months of brilliant clean and odor free water with one WaterBean filter, saving you 280 bottles of water. You may need to replace the filter sooner depending on the quality and amount. WaterBean is now available for purchase on Indiegogo, with filter packs available from our website.
How do I replace the filters?
Simply pop off the cover plates, replace the old filter bags and snap the cover plates back on. You'll have another 3 months of brilliant clean and delicious water in any bottle, everywhere you go. You can also use old filters to compost, as a shoe deodorizer or plant food.
How does WaterBean™ purify my water?
WaterBean contains granulated all natural activated coconut carbon, the best quality carbon available, totally safe if ingested. Magnesium calcite, essentially granulated shells, is also added to slowly release healthy minerals and improve the flavor of tap water. This is also completely safe if accidentally ingested. Shaking and swirling the water it activates the coconut carbon.
What does Magnesium do for me?
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and an essential mineral playing a key role in many biological processes through its function in enzyme activities. It also creates great tasting mineral water. Up to 70% of people are magnesium deficient according to the World health Organization.
Can I use WaterBean to drink from rivers and lakes?
No! WaterBean is designed to remove the harmful chemicals and odors from tap and fountain water and create an alternative to purchasing endless water bottles. One bottle and one WaterBean can save you big $$$$.
What is the Environmental impact of WaterBean?
Your WaterBean filter can replace 140 liters of bottled water or about 280 bottles. That’s two large shopping carts full of plastic bottles. Our product is manufactured from BPA free materials and has a low carbon footprint.
Can I compost the filter bags when I am finished with them?
Absolutely! Carbon and Calcium make excellent compost materials. Cut open the filter bag and empty the contents on your favorite patch of garden or even use them as deodorizers for your stinky shoes. Because the components are natural, there is no waste.