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#a192 :: Refrigerator water filter

August 24, 2008

ENLARGEWe replaced our fridge a few months back. Then it told us we needed a new one of these.

For $36.95, there rx you get a thick block of Lucite wrapped around a double-fistful of charcoal crumbs with a couple of hoses and gaskets on the business end and some helpful instructional pictograms on the “user” end.

When it wears out, about 6 months after you install it, you’ll need to toss its 5-pound, thoroughly non-recyclable carcass in the trash, where it will likely remain biologically unmolested for hundreds, nay, thousands of years.

Am I the only one bothered by this?

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3 Comments

  1. Phill February 20, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

    I bet the plastic is recycleable. The charcoal, you probably find someplace to put it. Do chemicals build up in it? Ah, hell, I dunno…

  2. mack reed February 20, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

    And who’s got time to dissect a gadget this complex ? Pas moi, that’s for sure.

  3. Phill February 20, 2009 @ 6:30 pm

    You have a point.

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