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Forget putting charcoal on your teeth – Refil says you should be putting it in your water

Staying hydrated

Forget putting charcoal on your teeth – Refil says you should be putting it in your water

You may have seen the latest beauty craze of people slathering their teeth in activated charcoal to whiten them, but the usefulness of the thick, black substance extends beyond beauty trends. Wellington-based Refil has designed a charcoal drink bottle filter that can be used to remove chlorine and lead from tap water, promoting the refilling of bottles and less waste going to the landfill.

Exhibition

In a new exhibition called 'Material Matters', AUT University students have created small pieces of furniture and lighting pieces, exploring design around a dominant material (glass, timber or metal).