The LifeStraw is an invention created by Torben Vestergaard Frandsen, a Danish innovator who hopes that it will help third world countries where millions of people die from water-borne diseases each year.
Water from most sources can be drunk if done so through the LifeStraw say the makers of the product..
However, naysayers say that the economics don’t really work out that well.
“It only costs a charity like WaterAid £15 per person to provide them with water, sanitation and hygiene education, which, provided there is decent water resource management in the country, will last them a lifetime.
Its still great to see innovation and entreprenurism in the social sector so I’m all for it.