REPORT ON RESPONSIBILITY FOR DISPOSABLE VAPE PRODUCTS: HOW TO USE AND DISPOSE OF ITEMS WITHOUT HARMFUL THE ENVIRONMENT
Move towards responsible disposal of vape products.
Every year, more than 25 million tons of garbage are collected from the streets and beaches of Portugal, more than 60% of which is cigarette waste. Globally, cigarette waste is the most common type of waste. More than 600 carcinogenic chemicals are released into the atmosphere whenever a cigarette butt is thrown onto the ground. Choosing to vape over smoking saves an average of six trees a year from being destroyed, which is about 352 trees in a lifetime.
Disposable vapes have grown in popularity in recent years. They are an entry-level product that is simple to use and low in cost, which is particularly appealing to smokers looking to make the transition to vaping.
However, of all the vaping products on offer, they are the most difficult to dispose of responsibly as they produce both plastic waste and battery waste. All things considered, regular disposable vapes are not the most environmentally friendly way to vape. However, the industry is taking steps to make them more sustainable. Disposable vapes are fully recyclable.
Quitting smoking in favor of vaping is a decision that is not only good for your health - it also benefits the environment. However, there is always more you can do to reduce your environmental footprint: choosing your vaping method carefully and committing to recycling as many vaping materials as possible can make a real difference.