The more you stay at home, the more you start noticing irritating things, like cooking odors, stagnant air, an overwhelming need for breathing in fresh air, the way you used to. Naturally, the first step is to leave your windows open the entire day, every day. But to really purify your air, that might not be enough. Air purifiers are the way to go if you want clear results for a better, healthier life. There are many options on the market but maybe none as sustainable as this crowdfunding project, Briiv.
Briiv claims to be the world’s most sustainable air purifier and it’s got what it takes to back it up. More specifically, 100% renewable and natural materials like moss, coconut husk, charcoal, and their secret-not-so-secret ingredient, NASA’s own purifying system.
It also looks incredibly chic and green. In the upper part of the cylinder, under an injection molded bio-plastic dome called Vibers, there is dried moss, activated charcoal, and coconut husk.
Moss captures large particulate matter like dust and animal dander from the air. The activated charcoal takes out particulate matter and odours from the air while the husk traps harmful substances. Then, a unique type of wool used by NASA to combat airborn viruses comes to play, making up a system as effective as a HEPA filter but 100% biodegradable.
Briiv is as powerful as 3,043 medium size houseplants.
Most other air purifiers use filters manufactured from a combination of glass fibers and plastic.
However, this UK device contains absolutely zero plastic and purifies the air of a 4m x 4m room within 30 minutes. While at work, you won’t perceive Briiv as a machine in an otherwise cozy, green house, but as one of your plants, thanks to its terrarium looks.
That doesn’t mean it’s not a 100% smart device. It does power up via USB and it’s manageable from a companion app, when you don’t want to use the buttons. Plus, from the app you can choose speed, set timers or opt for an 1 hour boost. Also, you can see how the 4-filter system is doing and whether you need a replacement. When you do, this can be arranged by the Briiv team. It also has full integration with Alexa and Google Assistant.
Think it fits your wellness requirements and decor? Briiv is crowdfunding on Indiegogo right now. You can get one for 249 pounds/$311. The bad news is shipping is probably going to start in March next year… so you’ll have to wait a while.