Disposable Vape Waste And Its Environmental Impact

Disposable Vape Waste And Its Environmental Impact

Let’s get right into spitting facts:

  • The United States of America sells enough disposable vapes, which, if you could line up, would stretch for 7,010 miles. That number has a length long enough to span the continental U.S. twice.
  • The U.S. throws 4.5 disposable vapes every second into their surroundings.
  • About 49.1% of young vapers do not know how to dispose of used vapes responsibly.
  • More than 50% of young vapers dispose of used vapes in the trash, and 17% in regular recycling bins, while 10% dump them anywhere.

If you want a more in-depth look into the numbers, all the facts are here in this Truth Initiative research conducted in 2020. Now, let’s talk about disposable vape waste and the harm it is causing the environment.

We use something for one or two days and dump it into the environment, polluting it for hundreds of years. Most disposables are plastic-made, and plastic, as we all know, is one of the biggest contributors to pollution.

However, is it just plastic that disposable vapes consist of? What about the disposable electronics? E-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream in America, but the rate at which we dispose of electronics, Earth is far from sustainability.

Disposable vapes or e-cigarettes are compact, handheld electronic devices powered by batteries and metal coils that heat the e-liquid and vaporize it.

From Bad to Worse

Cigarette buds have been the major contributor to plastic waste in the past few decades. Still, the increasing number of disposed disposables is taking over as the pollutants pile up in our landfills and waterways. Things have taken a turn for the worse.

The pollution by cigarette buds takes about one decade to degrade. However, disposable vape materials are non-biodegradable and have been killing many ocean creatures that unknowingly consume them.

Likewise, electronics are hazardous. They contain heavy metals like mercury and lead. Although there are a few recycling activities, they can not keep up with the pace of e-waste generation. It isn’t like we do not have the capacity; we simply lack the technology to recycle traditional disposable vapes and prevent electronic waste.

Plastics – Electronics – Chemicals

A plastic shell houses a disposable vape; this plastic does not degrade. Since most e-liquid contains nicotine, we cannot recycle vape waste with regular plastics. These vapes cannot be reused or properly recycled, nor can we legally throw them in the trash. Then, what are vapers supposed to do with these products?

Eco-Vapes: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Traditional Vapes

Vape waste is a drastic problem necessitating strict measures. With all the recycling programs and FDA regulations in place, what else can we do to reduce vape waste? Eco-vape is the answer. It may not be the 100% solution we need, but it is 99.26% there.

Eco-Friendly Alternative to Traditional Vapes

Yes! Smoke Vape Revolution’s commitment to sustainability is unmatched. We introduce you to our biggest achievement - the Air series - four environmentally friendly disposable vapes catering to every vaper’s needs.

All our products are 99.26% recyclable and biodegradable. They are made of recyclable plastic, metal, silicone, and cardboard - an ethical choice for conscious vapers who want to see their world greener and cleaner.

Using our eco-vapes means generating 70% less waste because we use 36% fewer components, and our products take 57% less time to recycle.

Every country generates plenty of pollution, but the U.S. is in 2nd place with 6 million tons of CO2 released. Let’s start with our own and make a difference that will promote a sustainable future and encourage others to take the necessary steps towards a healthier planet.

Our commitment to a better ecosystem is beyond eco vapes. We strive to contribute to our restoration initiatives, encouraging tree plantation, cutting down deforestation, and restoring vital ecosystems with every unit we manufacture.

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