UK - Major retailers sign up to water cartridge recycling scheme


In the UK, Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury's have become the latest retailers to sign up to a recently-launched water filter cartridge recycling initiative operated by filter manufacturer Brita.

The scheme - which has already been joined by John Lewis and Argos - involves Brita's permanent blue recycling bins being placed in shops, with 157 placed in Tesco stores from June 2 and bins set to appear in selected Waitrose and Sainsbury's stores from next month.

Brita's marketing director Neal Jones said - "Every one of our cartridges is 100% recyclable and this new initiative is the next step towards reducing our impact on the planet. Our recycling scheme provides a simpler route for consumers to return their cartridges to us for recycling.

"The millions of cartridges returned will reduce waste and conserve raw materials and natural resources."