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Binchotan Charcoal

absinthia | Apr 22, 2012 11:33 AM

I want to try using binchotan charcoal for filtering tap water but don't want to pay the hefty price for this:

I was wondering if this would work if I broke off pieces:

Aren't they both the same thing, just different packaging? Does anyone use this method for filtering their water? I use a Britta now, but hate seeing all that plastic get thrown away every few months, this seems like such a better way.

Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions.

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