Apr 13, 2015

Just four years ago in 2011, the number of cars on the road worldwide surpassed 1 billion.  That my friends is a lot of wheels on the road not to mention car time!  And while alternative modes of transportation are preferred for living a more eco-conscious lifestyle, time spent in cars is a fact of life for many people (dare we say millions or even over 1 billion).

Does your commute stink?  No really.  Common car air fresheners often only mask odor with chemical-based scents and mists.  And, Purggo’s mission is to help you breathe healthy and live happy and they are doing that one purifier and car at a time.

It all started with a dog

PURGGO Car Eco-Purifier
PURGGO Car Eco-Purifier

The story of Purggo begins with Brandy, a golden retriever.  Stick with us here.  As most dog owners can attest to, Brandy had a way of – lets just say – changing the scent of a car after lake visits.  So, what’s a dog owner to do?  Febreeze?  Just ignore it? There had to be a better, safer way.

One afternoon, while sharing tea with co-founder Mark’s grandmother, they ‘serendipitously discovered bamboo charcoal’. ‘Grandma Zhang’ enlightened Purggo’s founders that bamboo charcoal has been used for thousands of years in Asia to purify both air and water, and it is completely safe.

Why Pruggo?

Isn’t it time you eliminated odor rather than trying to mask it? The PURGGO Car Eco-Purifier turns car time into a breath of fresh air – literally.  Beautifully designed, German-engineered and patent-pending the PURGGO Car Eco-Purifier is made with 100% all natural bamboo charcoal and hemp – both super renewable. It adsorbs and eliminates odor instead of just masking it.

We chose honest materials that are environmentally responsible, and complimented them with a clean, simple, and friendly design language. Bamboo charcoal is deeply rooted in Asian culture and history, and the smooth and rounded volume of our product is inspired by Japanese simplicity and Zen philosophy. The bamboo charcoal in Purggo is 4x more porous than regular charcoal. As air passes through the pores, odor particles are trapped on the surfaces inside, which purifies the air in your car, states Purggo.

It is designed to work passively 24/7 passively and will last for over 365 days (the world’s longest lasting car eco-purifier) before needing to be recycled. It is also fragrance and allergen-free; all-natural and non-toxic so you never have to worry about the kids or your pups getting too close to Purggo.

  • Compostable
  • Biodegradable
  • Made by hand
  • Fragrance free and hypoallergenic
  • All natural
  • Cruelty free
  • Organic
  • Recyclable

‘Installation’ is a breeze (we couldn’t resist).  Simply fit the hang rope over the car seat or anywhere else in your car you see fit.  The PURGGO Car Eco-Purifier is also just as effective resting under or on your car seat.

By Earth911

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