“More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene- related causes. Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world.” World Health Organization.
I drew inspiration from this particular project called the Drinkable book. The designer has clearly addressed the problem of dirty water being consumed by people in Africa. Part of the problem is people aren’t educated enough to know what they are putting into their bodies, and the harm its doing to them.
The designer has combined an educational book with practical purpose. The books pages are printed on filter paper that purifies water and educating the people in poverty. The paper can provide clean water for 30 days, and each book is capable of providing clean water for up to 4 years.
The designer has also thought about the impact it has along the materials economy, producing a method that not only solves a problem but also is cost effective and cheap to produce, revolutionising water purification.