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Circular Model for Air Filter Reuse  The air filters from Delta M are 100% reused and recycled, as compared to throw-away filters that create large amounts of solid waste and take hundreds of years to break down. Delta M’s air filters are made of locally sourced and recyclable materials and are offered to costumers via a circular business model. The filters are picked up for cleaning at the time of change-out and replaced with fresh ones. According to the company, filters can be reused dozens of times without compromising on quality. Customers are rewarded with return rebate credit for every filter reused.

ENVIRONMENTAL Since inception, Delta M has diverted more than 5 million air filters from landfill.

ECONOMIC According to Delta M, the air filters are financially competitive because customers save on operational costs and are rewarded with return rebate credit for every filter reused.

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SOCIAL Air filters are necessary to avoid indoor air pollution. According to the WHO, 1.5 million people die each year from causes directly attributable to indoor air pollution.

The production process for Delta M’s filters uses less water and energy than is used to manufacture standard cardboard filters. The sure-seal gasket of the air filters minimizes dust and dirt entering the HVAC system, which enhances the operational efficiency of the system and saves energy. WHY A SUSTAINIA100 SOLUTION? Air filtration is essential for air-conditioning systems to work properly, providing thermal comfort and filtering air contaminants. Traditionally, these filters are thrown away after just one use. Air filters must be replaced every month, creating large amounts of waste sent to landfills. With its cradle-to-cradle approach, Delta M minimizes this problem by delivering reusable and recyclable air filters.

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Delta M gives customers a partial refund when the used air-filters are returned for cleaning and reuse.

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