The effects of disposable vapes on the planet.

As a society we have endeavoured to limit the damage we are causing to our environment, with actions such as the banning of plastic straws, reducing consumption of single use plastics, and charging for the use of plastic carrier bags.  
Many of us have been hard at work to reduce our carbon footprint and taking those first important steps to protect our planet for our future generations to prosper, not suffer! 

Traditional combustible cigarettes have a major impact on our world as well as our health, through toxic air pollutants such as carbon monoxide; in addition to the devastating environmental damage through littering, which releases further residues into the earth and waterways.   
Thankfully, millions of people around the world are quitting smoking, which will help to reduce the catastrophic damage traditional cigarettes are doing to our environment.  
Public Health England encourages those trying to quit smoking to try an alternative such as vaping, as studies have shown how much more likely an individual is to quit smoking with the help of nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) and electronic cigarettes and vapes.   

Unfortunately, for our environment, disposable vape pens and devices have taken the market by storm, and whilst these disposables are making vaping more accessible for beginners; they are also doing substantial damage to our world.  
The average disposable vape pen contains a non-refillable pod holding 2ml of e-liquid, a non-rechargeable lithium-ion battery, plastic, metal, and wiring – all of which end up in landfills and on our streets as litter. The very volatile battery acid from which can contaminate wildlife habitats as well as our water sources, making the environment dangerous, especially for those that live near landfills.  
As well as the battery acid, the leftover nicotine within these disposable vapes is also causing considerable harm to wildlife, as nicotine is highly poisonous to most animals. 

Plastic can take up to 1,000 years to decompose, meaning the long-term consequences for our planet will not be seen by us, but by our lineage. On top of this there is also the more immediate concerns resulting from the discarded batteries.   
These disposable vapes are not rechargeable or refillable, meaning that every time someone finishes one of these vape pens, they are carelessly thrown out. 
When you consider that the average user of disposable e-cigarettes uses approximately one a day, that’s up to 365 discarded disposables per person, per year! This is an astonishingly high amount of plastic, metal, nicotine and more needlessly finding its way onto our streets as litter, into our water sources as contaminiants and ending up in landfills for years to come. 

We have a responsibility as a retailer to minimise the toxic impact disposable vape pens are causing to our planet. We will be drastically downsizing our stock quantities of these products. In turn drastically reducing the amount of disposable vapes getting into consumers hands and therefore reducing the amount of disposable vapes destined for landfills.  

To help the nation make the move from disposable to reusable we are offering a limited time deal on a reusable, rechargeable pod kit alongside a 10ml e-liquid – giving you the same amount of puffs as your average 5 disposables at the same price! These e-liquid bottles are also recyclable after rinsing, helping us to save our environment even more!   

Making the swap to a rechargeable, reusable electronic cigarette, and moving away from disposables will not only have a major positive impact on the planet, but will also have a huge impact on your wallet, saving you a lot of money!  
The average disposable contains 2ml of e-liquid and costs around £5, whilst the average 10ml e-liquid bottle costs around £4 and contains as much vape liquid as five average 600 puff disposables! 

Have a look at our YouTube video below for a quick introduction to the kit on offer and how to use and maintain it!