It’s no secret that disposables have previously come under fire for making up a considerable amount of waste sent to landfills. The effect that e-cigarettes have on the environment have remained a controversial topic since their release. On average, it is estimated that it takes 1,000 years for disposable vapes to decompose, and for this reason, there have been calls to ban the sales of disposable vapes altogether.
However, what many vapers and anti-vape campaigners don’t know is that there is in fact a safer way to dispose of the single-use devices,
a way that will not harm the environment and can easily be done by each and every vaper! That is, of course, recycling.
Recycling your disposable vape is extremely important as it limits pollution as well as harm to children and wildlife caused by e-liquid residue.
Therefore, in this blog, we will be detailing how you can do your bit in protecting the environment as well as vape with piece of mind, by safely discarding your disposable vape.
But firstly, let's answer one of the most googled questions: what are disposables?
Disposable vapes are made up of very few components; they commonly have a battery, small e-liquid tank, a cotton wick and coil and of course, the famous disposable plastic exterior. They are single-use devices that are prefilled with e-liquid and nicotine and can provide you with anything between 300-900 puffs before having to be disposed of. They are cheap, convenient, available in thousands of different flavours and are readily available in supermarkets, corner stores and online.
Whilst many have argued that disposables are not recyclable, they in fact, can be - however, they need to be broken down to their separate materials and recycled and should never be recycled as a whole. Whilst this may sound time-consuming and a little difficult, it is important to remember that disposable devices are made up of such little components, and for reason it is fairly quick and straightforward to break them down completely.
HOW TO RECYCLE DISPOSABLES
You will want to start by opening the device; usually there is a piece that comes straight off and allows access to the internal components.
Simply remove the battery using hand gloves and taking extra precaution.
Remove the cotton and plastic e-liquid tank.
Your disposable vape is officially dismantled and ready to be recycled.
WHERE TO RECYCLE DISPOSABLES
Remember, battery recycling can only be done at your local recycling centre or supermarket. The cotton and plastic can be recycled via recycling bins and will eventually be given an all-new purpose!
Now you know how to safely dispose of your disposable vape, shop our extensive range of disposable vapes with peace of mind! We have disposables from world-renowned brands such as Elf Bar, GeekVape, Elux Legend as well as the latest Flerbar Disposable Vapes by Hyppe!