For $15, today's side deal gets you the Hydros Bottle, a reusable filtered water bottle (a $29.99 value). The Hydros Bottle is a 700 ml water bottle made of durable, BPA-free material with a built-in Fast Flow Filter that reduces contaminants to give you tasty, healthy water in about 20 seconds.
The mission behind the Hydros Bottle is to reduce the amount of pollution and garbage that standard bottled water creates. Every day, 60 million plastic water bottles end up in American landfills (38 billion per year). By offering a reusable vessel for water drinking, the Hydros Bottle helps to put a dent in this debris. The bottle is designed to take any source of water—be it from a kitchen sink, a public park fountain, or otherwise—and turn it in to crisp, refreshing filtered water. A single Hydros Bottle filter can last up to three months, or approximately 150–200 uses, before the filter will need replacing. New filters are available for an additional cost ($9.99+). A portion of every purchase goes to Hydros Bottle's project, in partnership with Engineers Without Borders USA, to deliver fresh water to the village of Gundom, Cameroon, where two out of five children drink from unsafe streams and ponds.
This Groupon does not cover shipping ($7.99 flat rate).
In 2009, creators Jay Parekh and Aakash Mathur set out to combat two world issues: the destructive effects of plastic-bottle manufacturing and the lack of clean water available for one out of every seven human beings. The fruits of their philanthropy led to the creation of the Hydros Bottle, a reusable container with a built-in water filter that removes impurities, such as chlorine, microbes, and the dark side of the Force. The bottle is made from bisphenol A–free plastics treated with a natural antimicrobial to eliminate any odors, and the Fast Flow filter fills the bottle in less than 15 seconds. Not only does the Hydros Bottle reduce plastic usage and purify water, but a portion of proceeds from each self-filtering water bottle also helps fund global water projects around the world with assistance from Engineers Without Borders.