Brita water filter follow up
04/14/2008 Update: If you’ve reached this page because you want to know how to recycle Brita filter cartridges in North America, please visit http://www.takebackthefilter.org for more information about the campaign to urge Clorox (owner of Brita in North America) to develop a take-back recycling program for these cartridges!
I received the following e-mail from Brita yesterday in response to my 2nd e-mail to them:
From: “Brita Consumer Services” firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Reference Number: 4959167
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 16:48:09 -0500
Ms. Beth Terry
Reference Number: 4959167
Dear Ms. Terry,
Thank you for writing back.
The technology used in the filters in some countries is different than what is used in the USA. This is why our filters are not considered recyclable. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Again, thank you for contacting us.
Consumer Response Representative
I’m sorry. This is not an acceptable answer to me. First of all, I’m not sure I buy it. Second, if it’s true, what could possibly be the reason for having different technologies in different countries?
Still searching for a different water filter solution…
I just found your blog by google searching for a non plastic water filter (which apparently doesn’t exist). For the past few years, I’ve experienced weird health problems all linked to hormones. It started at age 23 and the Dr’s are clueless. I’m starting to think its all tied to plastic because it was around that time that I began drinking from plastic water bottles constantly. I wish there was a better system. I now have to choose between having filtered toxic water or toxic bad tasting semi-permissible toxic water. Your blog looks intriguing. I’m going to poke around in here.
Debbie, great! I’m hoping that this blog is just like a pebble dropped into a pond sending out ripples. And I’m hoping there are a lot more pebbles like this one.
Thanks for posting this. I have also emailed Brita about this issue.
I’m with you , dear- BS and it smells all the way over here- Different technology? Hmmmm.
Rage against the plastic!