LAMONTE PIERCE: “CLEANSTRAWW”
Jackson state university student Lamonte Pierce just partnered with Wal-Mart to launch his patented “Cleanstraww” a water filtration straw!
What started out as a class project to address the water situation in his community of Jackson MS the three piece filtration system that divides sediments, particles and lead created with a 3D printer worked well enough for Jackson to serve as a guinea pig for something larger, addressing water contamination around the country and beyond!
“I saw somewhere they were drinking out of toilets, they were drinking from the river, different things like that. They use simple filters that you can find in everyday filters, but the thing was they did not filter out lead. If we can filter out lead, we can pretty much filter out anything,”
“Take the responsibility of clean water directly out of the government, state and city officials hands and put it in the hands of the consumers”
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