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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.

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