frequently asked questions
Why should I bobble?
Approximately 77,000 tonne of plastic water bottles end up in landfills each year. By using bobble, which is made from recycled materials, we can all do our part to eliminate unnecessary waste. Bobble helps fix the problem by using recycled material to make our new bobbles. Bottle water is also a costly addiction. Australians currently spend over $544 million a year on bottle water. Bobble retails for $14.95 and can be refilled at least 300 times before changing the filter.
How do I begin using my bobble?
Before drinking from bobble, fill it with water and gently squeeze the water through the filter one time. This will remove any loose carbon. The activated carbon filter require no maintenance thereafter.
What is bobble made from?
Bobble is made from FDA approved recycled PET that is free of BPA, Phthalates and PVC & is 100% recyclable.
Bobble should be hand-washed regularly; regular washing limits bacteria growth.
Where is bobble made?
Bobble is manufactured in the USA, ensuring this product has a low carbon footprint and contributing toward the creation of “green” jobs.
What is the filter made from?
Carbon and recycled plastic.
Who designed bobble?
Bobble is designed, under exclusive agreement, by the famous multi award winning industrial designer Karim Rashid
How much money can bobble save me?
Bobble retails for $14.95 and can be refilled at least 300 times before changing the filter. Each bobble filter can save you hundreds of dollars versus single serve bottled water. The more single-serve bottle water you drink, the more you will save with bobble.
How does the filter work?
It’s so simple; as you drink it filters. So fill up bobble, drink clean filtered water & enjoy the taste of bobble water.
Will bobble improve the taste of my tap water?
Yes bobble uses a carbon-based filter that removes chlorine and organic contaminants from the municipal tap/potable water. Test results meet or surpass the NSF International Standard 42, the standard that governs public and private drinking water.
Can you give specifics on how bobble filters water?
Bobble uses a carbon filter, a proven, powerful chemical absorbent. As the water passes over the positively charged carbon surface of the filter, the negative ions of the contaminants are drawn to the surface of the carbon granules, where they remain.
What does the bobble filter take out?
Bobble is super effective at taking out chlorine and organic contaminants from potable water. It is not recommended for use where water is not microbiologically safe or of unknown quality.
Is bobble and the filter dishwasher safe?
Bobble is not dishwasher safe. bobble's bottle should be hand-washed regularly in warm, soapy water & left to dry completely. Regular washing limits bacterial growth.
How will I know when to change my filter?
The taste will tell you, just as with other water filters you use at home. We recommend changing the filter after a minimum of two months or 150 litres of use.
How long will my bobble filter last?
A single bobble filter equates to at least 300 bottles of filtered water, about 150 litres. Therefore, with daily use, your bobble should last about two months.
I like flavoured water, can I use these flavour packs in my bobble and, if I add the mix, will it disrupt the filter?
Bobble is designed to only remove chlorine and organic contaminants from municipal tap/potable water and has not been tested for added mixes or flavourings. Accordingly, we do not recommend using any liquid other than potable water with bobble.
Is the plastic safe?
Yes, bobble is BPA FREE, FDA APPROVED and contains no Phthalates or PVC. Bobble is made to be reused over and over again, however, like all reusable drink containers, we recommend that you clean bobble regularly.
Can you advise the concerns about reusing bottle made out of PET?
Most drinking water bottle are PET bottles (Number 1). The bottles are safe to reuse as long as they’re cleaned with hot, soapy water and thoroughly dried regularly, to quell potential bacteria growth. Extensive testing has demonstrated that PET, used widely in food and drink containers, is safe for both single and repeated use.
Are there harmful side effects associated with ingesting loose carbon?
No, carbon is a natural substance that can be ingested without risk of side effects.
Does a carbon filter remove or decrease the amounts of fluoride from water?
Fluoride will remain unchanged for the most part. Regardless of whether the fluoride is naturally occurring in the water supply (well water often contains fluoride) or whether the fluoride is intruded in the public water supply intentionally (many cities do this), the fluoride will register the same amount before and after the filter and only under special circumstances will a very slight reduction register.
Can you put bobble in the freezer?
We do not recommend freezing a carbon filter. You can place you bobble in the refrigerator.
Does the filter fit in other bottles?
Bobble’s filter and bottle were specifically designed to function together only – to make water better.
How long does the bottle last?
The filter lasts for 300 refills – the bottle lasts many times more.
Can I get bobble without the filter and, if so, how much is it?
No, we do not offer bobble without the filter.
Can I place a logo on bobble?
That is not an option. We all want to keep bobble clean and free of logos.
Do you have sleeves for bobble?
This is currently not an option.