Recycling Guide

Water filter cartridges

Illustration of three water filter cartridges in a row

Water filter cartridges are not only replaceable, they are also almost completely recyclable. So be sure to bring them back to us.


These items belong in the collection

Water filter cartridges.

These items do not belong in the collection

Packaging made from cardboard or plastic.


Using water filters instead of water from plastic and glass bottles saves you a lot of money.


Places where you can dispose of water filter cartridges

Since 2013, it has been possible to return cartridges at all return points or at the customer service desk in our stores (at the cash desk in smaller stores).

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How water filter cartridges are recycled

The three parts of the cartridge are separated from each other. The activated carbon is returned to the original supplier, who reprocesses it and uses it again for various filter processes (e.g. in wastewater treatment). The recovered ion exchangers are also used: they are regenerated and reused as an admixture for the production of new filter cartridges. The recycled plastic cover is reused for park benches, for example.

Did you know?

Has your water filter had its day? That rarely means you need to buy a new appliance, because you can easily buy the right water filter cartridge and other replaceable spare parts from us.

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Together for more recycling

Recycling protects the climate and conserves the Earth’s natural resources. That’s why we want to do our bit together with you.

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