Established in 1971, the Filter Manufacturers Council represents North American manufacturers of vehicular and industrial filtration products. Initially developed to monitor regulatory and technological developments that affect the industry, the Council has since expanded its activities substantially.
The Council has undertaken several environmental initiatives including partnering with states to promote the proper management of used oil filters. In addition, the operation of the hotline and website provide valuable information regarding state regulations and companies that transport, process and recycle used oil filters. With the ongoing support of the Council the rate of used oil filter recycling has climbed over 50% nationally from near zero just ten years ago.