Recycle all your Aqua Optima® water filters through this programme
You can recycle your Aqua Optima® water filters in 2 different ways:
Drop off your Aqua Optima® water filters at your nearest public drop-off location
Set up a public drop-off location
Please take a look at the "How It Works" section below.
There are 2 different ways to participate in this programme:
Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your Aqua Optima® water filters.
To learn more about public drop-off locations, please click here.
If there are no existing public drop-off locations within 10 miles of your location, you can set up your own in a convenient location where you have the authorisation to do so. Please note public drop-off location applications from major cities or hard water areas will be prioritised. To apply, simply follow the steps below:
To learn more about what public drop-off locations are and what it involves to set up one, please click here.
Once you are a member of the programme and when you are ready to send a shipment, please follow these steps:
Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.
In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure that the filters are completely dry prior to shipping. Tape the box together securely ensuring there are no loose edges or corners. Print your label and attach it securely to the shipment.
Once collected, water filters are cleaned and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.
This programme offers 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of Aqua Optima® water filters cartridges sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 1 kilogram.
500 grams = 0 TerraCycle® points
1 kilogram = 100 TerraCycle® points
2.5 kilograms = 250 TerraCycle® points
Please note that TerraCycle® points are credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators and private collectors as a reward for their collection efforts. The number of points given is determined by the weight of the parcel. 1 TerraCycle® point is worth 1 penny.
Once credited, the points can be redeemed into financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle® website.
Leading water filtration experts, Aqua Optima® are excited to partner with TerraCycle® to offer a way to recycle their water filters as a commitment to the environment and in order to tackle single-use plastics. This way you can enjoy great tasting water at home, work or on the move, whilst enjoying a healthy life and healthy earth.