Sep 17, 2012

PUR

I've always been somewhat of my environmental impact and try to do what I can. Recently, as I changed my water pitcher's filter, it reminded me to contact PUR's customer service to inquire about recycling their filters. I know Brita and Zero water have a recycling program. Here is the response from PUR:


Thank you for your recent email.
I would like to inform you that PUR has recently been purchased by Kaz Inc. from Proctor and Gamble.  Unfortunately, at this time we do not have a program or suggestions for recycling PUR products.  I would suggest contacting your local waste management company for recycling recommendations.

I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kaz is committed to offering quality customer service and we hope we have done this for you.  Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require further assistance.

Please visit our website www.kaz.com to view all of our current products and Web Specials/Rebates! The site also contains many Frequently asked questions, pricing, and the Owner Manuals for the products.
Nicholas Marszalkowski
Consumer Relations Specialist

I wish I had purchased a Brita or Zero water filtration system years ago instead of PUR. I wasn't aware back then of the issue. 

So now the question is, do I still stick with PUR (using what I already have, with no current solution, in hopes of future improvements in recycling)? Or purchase another system (spending money, purchasing a new system which is a waste of energy for a redundant product, and donate my PUR but not solving the landfill reduction in regards to filters)?

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