Whirlpool Starts Recycling Program for Refrigerator Water Filters

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 6, 2014

1 Min Read
Whirlpool Starts Recycling Program for Refrigerator Water Filters

Whirlpool Corp. has launched a recycling program for refrigerator water filters.

The Benton Harbor, Mich.-based appliance maker has introduced its Refresh & Recycle program for consumers, in partnership with G2 Revolution, a recycling firm.

Through the program, consumers can purchase a water filter recycling kit at the G2 Revolution second life store for use in the continental United States. The kit includes a postage-paid plastic mailer. Consumers also receive a promotion code for a 10 percent discount on their next refrigerator waste filter.

The program accepts used water filters from any of Whirlpool’s U.S. brands and those of any other brand or manufacturer.

The filters will be tested for material content and recycled into concrete aggregate to build roads and other concrete structures, the company said in a news release.

 Whirlpool said consumers should replace their filters every six months for optimum efficiency.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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