FAQ

 

 

why should i choose bobble?

approximately 38 billion 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 fixing the problem by using recycled material to make new bobbles. bottled water is also a costly addiction. one bobble filter equals at least 300 water bottles.

bobble is made from recycled PET that is free of BPA, Phthalates and PVC & is 100% recyclable.

 

  • use and care

bobble's bottle should be hand-washed regularly in warm, soapy water & left to dry completely. regular washing limits bacterial growth. for best cleaning results, we recommend using bobble brush.

reuse

most convenience-size beverage bottles sold in the U.S. are made from PET, which the FDA has determined meets standards for food-contact. bobble is safe for reuse and prolonged use when used as intended. specifically, we do not recommend exposing bobble to high heat or freezing. like all repeat-use food containers, it should be cleaned regularly. bobble is intended to be used only with municipal tap water which delivers the additional benefit of aiding in the prevention of bacterial growth due to the presence of chlorine. we also recommend that if the bottle has been deformed, hazed or scratched it should be replaced. replacement bottles are available through bobble's customer service.

take care

hot water should not be run through filters during use (max. 85F/29C – min. 32F/0C). we do not recommend freezing bobble, but you can place your bobble in the refrigerator.

 

  • replacing your filter

a single bobble filter equates to at least 300 bottles of filtered water, or about 40 gallons or 150 liters. therefore, with daily use, your bobble filter should last about 2 months. 

  • activating your bobble

before drinking from bobble, fill it with water and gently squeeze a full bobble of water through the filter one time. this will remove any loose carbon. the activated carbon filter requires no maintenance thereafter.

on first use of bobble filters, carbon particles may appear in water, this will reduce with continued use. carbon is a natural substance that can be ingested.

 

  • filter facts

bobble filters use activated carbon, 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.

bobble filters are super effective at taking out chlorine and organic contaminants from potable water. use bobble filters only with potable water - never use bobble filters where water is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality.

the contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by bobble filters may not be in all user's water. maximum efficiency for filter may differ according to a region's municipal water supply.

bobble's filter is not designed to fit on any other bottles except bobble.

take care

bobble has not been tested for added mixes or flavorings. accordingly, we do not recommend using any liquid other than potable water with bobble.

flouride

whether fluoride is naturally occurring in the water supply (well water often contains fluoride) or whether the fluoride is introduced in the public water supply intentionally (many cities do this), the fluoride will register the same amount before and after water passes through filter and only under special circumstances will a very slight reduction occur.

 

  • are the bobble & filter dishwasher safe?

with the exception of bobble sport (body only), bobble is not dishwasher safe. 

 

  • what is bobble made from?

bobble is made from FDA-approved polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, that is free of BPA, Phthalates and PVC. the filter housing and mouth piece is made from polypropylene, or PP, that is free of BPA, Phthalates and PVC.

 

  • should i have any concerns about reusing the bottles made from pet?

most convenience-size beverage bottles sold in the US are made from PET, which the FDA has determined meets standards for food-contact. bobble is safe for reuse and prolonged use when used as intended. like all repeat-use food containers, it should be cleaned regularly.