Products That Change the World: LifeStraw
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Products That Change the World: LifeStraw

A product that is changing the world one sip at a time.

Products That Change the World: LifeStraw

LifeStraw is a personal water filter built in the shape of a straw, rendering anything from gross tap water to a river as drinking material. This amazing product can come in handy for any hiker or outdoors enthusiast, as well as humans around the globe struggling to find safe drinking water.

LifeStraw weighs only 2 ounces and has a no-chemicals-required filtration system, making it easy to carry and uber-safe to use. The miniature filtration system began as a tool for emergency disaster relief and is now used by anyone and everyone, from bikers to inhabitants of third world countries.

In fact, similarly to Toms Shoes, for every LifeStraw bought, one school child in a developing country will be provided with clean water for a year in a program called "Follow the Liters."

The genius of this product absolutely blows my mind. Whether it's for a survivalist, sports extremist, anyone looking to try out the strangely satisfying experience of drinking out of a river, or for a child whose life could be saved by something as simple as a straw, this device is the champion of clean hydration.

LifeStraw wins over my heart not only because of the product they sell but because of the heart of the company. By establishing "Follow the Liters" and embodying the spirit of the outdoors while extending a helping hand to others, LifeStraw creates a product that is both successful and has meaning to its customers and improves the physical well-being of its users.

Water, H2O, agua... Whatever we call it, it's vital to survival. And thanks to LifeStraw, staying hydrated is a whole lot easier.

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