GE develops new refrigerator water filter recycling program

GE Appliances & Lighting is offering a new refrigeration water filter recycling program, the first of its kind among appliance manufacturers.

The program is designed to recycle 100 percent of the refrigerator water filter. The plastic part of the product is "pelletized" and re-used, while the charcoal filter is re-used in landfill liners that help prevent substances from leaching into local water supplies.

"Given the hundreds of thousands of GE refrigerator water filters currently in service, GE feels a responsibility to help consumers in minimizing their environmental impact by providing a simple method to responsibly recycle their used GE water filters," said Laura Edwards, GE parts sales and marketing operations manager, in a press release.

When you order a replacement water filter from GE, you'll receive a free recycling kit for your used GE water filter. The kit includes a prepaid mailing label and envelope to make replacing your water filter even easier. Changing the filter every six months helps maintain clean drinking water from your refrigerator's water and ice dispensing system.

For more information, see our Home Water Filtration Systems and Energy Efficient Appliances research centers.

Topics: Appliances, Water Filtration & Water Quality

Companies: GE Appliances

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