Health and wellness brand Larq has introduced which is claimed to be the world's first self-cleaning water bottle to end dependence on single-use plastic.
LARQ Bottle features innovative technology combined with inspired design to give people around the world access to pristine drinking water, easily and sustainably.
In a time of global crisis, LARQ’s advanced technology aims to disrupt consumer behavior to help battle dependence on single-use plastic, while heralding access to clean drinking water.
LARQ co-founder Justin Wang said: We know that pure water on-the-go and stinky bottles are the two primary pain points affecting one’s adoption of reusable bottles.
“LARQ’s proprietary UV-C LED technology is integrated into a beautifully designed product that delivers pure water from a self-cleaning bottle, and directly addresses these complaints.”
Following a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that resulted in $1.7M and broke the record for the world’s largest crowd-funded hydration campaign, the LARQ Bottle is now available for purchase in five inspired colorways, at an accessible price point of $95 at livelarq.com.
Leveraging the most advanced technology in the world, the LARQ Bottle uses proprietary and patented UV-C LED technology to purify water and inner surfaces of the water bottle by eliminating harmful sources through a photochemical reaction.
At the touch of a button, the LARQ Bottle eradicates up to 99.9999% of harmful and odor causing bacteria and viruses. The technology intelligently activates every two hours in a Self-Cleaning mode, basking the water and the inner surface in purifying UV light to keep your water and bottle free of germs.
“UV Light has been demonstrated to be a safe and effective method to disinfect water,” said Dr. David Weber, M.D., MPH Faculty – UNC School of Medicine.
“UV is environmentally friendly, leaves no residuals and is microbicidal – effectively killing germs.”
This state-of-the-art capability enables the LARQ Bottle to uniquely address the most common consumer complaints raised about reusable bottles: odor and contamination, difficulty cleaning, and shortage of on-the-go access to pure drinking water.
By emitting a UV-C light in the 280nm range – the optimal wavelength of light to eradicate bacteria and viruses, used in hospitals to sterilize surfaces – the LARQ Bottle is a safe, non-toxic and mercury-free choice for those looking to ban single-use plastics from their daily routine for good.
The professional-grade stainless-steel bottle is free of BPA, BPS, and Phthalates, making it unlike any traditional UV water purification technology on the market. What’s more, the bottle is double-walled and vacuum sealed so it can keep beverages ice cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours.
A staggering 844 million people live without access to clean water. To bring safe drinking water to billions of people around the world, LARQ will be donating 1% of proceeds to benefit various charities that strive to make clean drinking water more accessible and omit plastic pollution, through its partnership with 1% for the Planet.
Abandoning single-use plastics is no longer an option – it’s a must – and the LARQ Bottle uniquely enables people to do this in a healthy and sustainable way.
Source: Company Press Release.