I have just replaced water filters for the water filtration system recently. There are a total 5 filters. 1 of them is ceramic, the other 4 are made of other materials which could probably be opened to be able to dispose of the plastic body separately.
For the ceramic filter, is there any way of dismantling it? It is made of 2 parts, the bottom stand for mounting and the ceramic body. I think inside the ceramic body is the activated carbon block.
Just want to make sure if there is currently no alternative before dumping it.
I have tried to make an enquiry to the manufacturer.
Thank you for your e-mail, the filters can generally only go into landfill.
However if you do remove the black mount from the end you can use the rest in your Garden for drainage.
I am not sure if it is a good answer so I am not going to put it in answer field yet.
Because my filter system is a multi-filtering system. The ceramic filter come first and then the other 4 filters with different purposes such as adding hydrogen, with another activated carbon inside and so on. The first entrance ceramic has done a great job in filtering all the heavy metal already so I don't think it is appropriate to use the activated carbon inside in my case. Because it probably consists of many filtered heavy metal ion. If it goes to the soil, and I plant eatable plants then it will either poison the plant and I will probably eat the heavy metal ion myself if it is polluted. (although I am not a chemist but a programmer LOL, not sure if it is 100% right or not :) )