Why recycling vapes is important - Some facts and figures!
E-cigarettes or vapes are growing in popularity due to a combination of potential health benefits over traditional nicotine products and fashion trends! However, if people use disposable vapes as opposed to rechargeable products there are some significant environmental impacts!
Vape waste is on the rise ...
· 4.3 million people in Britain use vapes (up around 800,000 from 10 years ago).
· 14 million single use vapes are bought each month.
· 1.3 million vapes are thrown away every week.
· 67.6 million vapes are thrown out every year... This is adding up to 10 tonnes of lithium and enough to make batteries for 1,200 electric vehicles!
Also, there have been several fires caused by disposable and rechargeable vapes in the UK. All vapes use a battery to heat the nicotine liquid and when the batteries are not disposed of correctly this can cause a fire!
Don’t throw vapes (or any battery or electrical items) into general waste bins or into household recycling bins as you might cause a fire and the valuable resources might be lost forever!
E-asy E-Cigarette Disposal Solution
We all need to take responsibility for correct disposal of electrical waste. The law is there for a reason, but GAP Group NE make the whole process quick and simple with dedicated Vape Tubes and WEEE Boxes.
When it comes to electrical waste, you may not be aware of your responsibility as a business, but ignorance is not bliss.
BUT…GAP have the solution!
GAP provides a range of containers and a full national collection and recycling service.
After we have collected your vapes, we recover all recyclable materials including the battery, and as instructed by the Environment Agency (EA), we safely dispose of the nicotine reservoir, sponge and wick.
And it's VITAL you comply!
It couldn’t be easier; here’s how it works.
- Place your order by phoning (0191) 4386438 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Payment for the for your container will be taken (its then yours to keep!)
- Box/tube/barrel is delivered within 5 working days.
- Once full simply telephone to arrange collection and payment of the recycling fee will be taken at this stage.
- Collection will be carried out within 10 working days.
All Vape container orders are subject to our Terms and Conditions which are available to download our below.