Life Straw

10 نوفمبر

Do you see how dirty that water is? Would you drink it if I dared you? With Life straw you can! (Or at least, you’d be more willing too…)

Lifestraw is a water filter in a straw. It’s a cheap ($2.00), effective (removes 99.9% contaminants) and is good for about a year’s supply of water (700 liters). Clean water is a basic human need, and Life straw helps millions purify their drinking water, saving them waterborne illness and death by dessication.  With all the technology squeezed into the 12.2 inches of this thing, you could drink mud with no worries.

Check out the video below. You can mix cow dung with your water and still be good.

Testing the Lifestraw: Cow sh!t to clean water video.


Environmental design, Area improvement design, Health related design, Make a difference design, Helpful/useful design


Money making venture vs. social improvement venture, Distribution/Use of LifeStraw vs. local methods of water purification, man vs nature, man vs man-polluted nature

-Roark Design (Assignment 0.3)

5 تعليقات to Life Straw


Blacki Li Rudi Migliozzi

نوفمبر 10th, 2010 at 6:05 ص

Do not attach a posting under the category “Announcements”


Blacki Li Rudi Migliozzi

نوفمبر 13th, 2010 at 10:00 ص

you’ve attached Assignment 0 as a Category but still need to attach your group name as a category.



ديسمبر 16th, 2010 at 10:46 ص

I am surprised no one has commented on this case. The invention of a portable water purifier is one that should be lauded as a huge step towards clean living especially in third world countries like Kenya where most of its people do not have the resources nor sufficient amount of knowledge to lessen the risk of drinking from open water sources. I also the applaud the creators’ consideration towards creating communal and individual versions of the LifeStraw, so that families can now enjoy the comfort of clean water together and each member can possess their own Lifestraw whenever they need to travel long distances.



ديسمبر 16th, 2010 at 1:16 م

I also thought this idea would have much more feedback. I think the idea of a portable water filter is one that would forever change the idea of cleanliness and sanitation. I’d be interested to know what technology is used in the 12.2 inches of straw that you mentioned that cleans water so successfully for so cheap. I think this is a great addition to the effort in improving sanitation in less-than-able countries. One concern I have though is how well it would be accepted in areas that need it most. Unfamiliar technology is always treated with hesitation at first, and I feel like the idea of a “magic straw” may not go over so well. But if given the chance, I think this product would be widely used and appreciated.



ديسمبر 16th, 2010 at 1:18 م

^Jennifer Taylor

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