Bamboo charcoal water filters made in Nelson, New Zealand
Use this charcoal to filter your drinking water. Add one stick to a jug or bottle of water, wait 15-20 minutes and your water will be filtered and taste delicious. You can simply leave the stick in your jug and refill when required. It gets rid of the taste of chlorine. Each stick can be reused for about one month.
Using charcoal to filter water is very common in Japan. This bamboo charcoal is made with locally grown bamboo by the Japanese couple Seiji and Kazuyo.Seiji learnt how to produce bamboo charcoal in Japan with the famous bamboo charcoal maker, Megumi Niino before they moved to Aotearoa in 1991.
Other uses include filtering sulphates from wine, putting with your fruit to keep fresh or simply as a deodoriser for a room.