Carrying a reusable water bottle is a great way to cut down on single-use plastics but with so many now on the market, it can be hard to work out which one’s best. LARQ, which has just arrived in the UK following a successful Kickstarter campaign and US launch, is standing out from the crowd thanks to its state-of-the-art self-cleaning capabilities.

As well as being made from professional-grade stainless-steel, being free of BPA, BPS, and phthalates, and being double-walled and vacuum sealed, LARQ bottles come with mercury-free UV-C LED technology to both purify the water inside and the inner surfaces of the bottle. The UV light emitted from the lid at the touch of a button eradicates bacteria keeping your bottle odour- and germ-free, without the need for a filter, and it self-cleans every two hours, so your bottle and your beverage stays fresh. Not only does LARQ cut out the plastic, it gives you access to pure water wherever you are, and the self-cleaning part is pretty handy too. If you’re looking for a filtered water bottle, check out this filtered water bottle guide by Globo Surf.

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