This is disgraceful this heavy 99% Plastic Item cannot be recycled because it is a sealed unit with a piece of fibre in it. it Costs around €50 twice per annum it should not be beyond the wit of Samsung to make it so the filter can be removed and the outer casing recycled or for them to subsidise a charity to break them up.
It is so disappointing that a progressive company like Samsung is opting to be so environmentally unaware for what can only be short-term and short-sighted financial reasons.
I also have several Samsung Aqua Pure Plus replacement refills that require recycling.
Samsung should realise that it is inevitable public opinion and statutory obligation will soon require them to introduce a solution to this issue, so the sooner they resolve it themselves, the less goodwill and consumer respect they will have lost.
A leader in appliance technology but are Samsung settling for being at the bottom of the environmentally aware table???
Ended up on here when I was looking for a way to recycle my fridge cartridge and hey presto I'm not the only one who thinks Samsung should be a bit more responsible!
Come on Samsung, pull your finger out and get recycling!
Why not start sending the old filters back to Samsung HQ much like the crisp packet initiative from last year. Walkers soon got their act together on recycling the packets once they were inundated with customers sending them back, perhaps Samsung might react similarly.
We have been pleased with our new Samsung fridge, but I was terribly disappointed when the time came to replace our filter to find that there is no recycling program. This is shocking in this day and age, when EVERYONE acknowledges that one of the greatest threats we face is global warming.
Which company in this day and age can afford to be so short-sighted... So focused on profit alone??!!
I can tell you that as a good consumer Samsung won't get any more of my money until they take the environment into account. I can also say that I will spread the word.
Get your act together Samsung!!
Britta is a major manufacturer of water filters (in the UK at least). They have collection bins in some stores, where you can return their brand of filters and they will recycle/remanufacture them. I don't think they would do anything with a Samsung filter though.
Disregard the information below - Whirlpool has canceled their program and I have been unable to find any other resource for recycling these items unless the manufacturer offers a program, as listed here - http://www.filtersfast.com/blog/index.php/2019/05/where-to-recycle-filters-2019/
Whirlpool has created a recycling program that accepts water filters from any manufacturer, starting in 2014 as described here - https://lakeappliancerepair.com/blog/how-to-recycle-a-refrigerator-water-filter/
There's a small cost associated for postage, but it's worth it to keep the garbage out of the landfills.