The market for disposable vapes has grown immensely in the last year. The product’s rapid growth in popularity on top of the lack of information and advice on disposal has led to thousands of single use vapes being littered and tonnes of valuable resources being wasted.
Litter Free Dorset want to make consumers aware of the correct disposal advice, to help reduce the environmental impacts of this product.
Our campaign aims to raise awareness on three key points…
1. Take your disposable vapes to your local House Hold Waste and Recycling Centre
2. Check out these recycling schemes available at local shops and supermarkets
Click the links below for more information on retailer takeback schemes
3. Please #choosetoreuse wherever you can, by using a reusable vape instead of a single-use one. They will also save you money over time!
Single use vapes contain harmful toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde and heavy metals that can leach into our environment when littered.
These chemicals cause harm to wildlife and can pollute our rivers and sea.
Each vape contains a lithium ion battery. Lithium is a finite resource and the mining process is destructive to the environment.
Please recycle your vapes to help reduce the impacts of lithium extraction.
Manufacture of the vapes sold in the UK leads to nearly 60,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
That’s the same amount of carbon dioxide released by roughly 375,000 people in the UK yearly.
Many consumers are unaware of how they should dispose of their used vapes, in fact, 1.3 million end up in landfill or incineration each week. Putting vapes into the wrong bin is a fire risk and also wastes valuable resources.
By displaying our poster your business can help make consumers aware that they can recycle their vapes.
A big thank you to all our local stores (listed below) who have agreed to display the vape poster.
Has your store displayed a poster and want to be added to the list. Email Litter Free Dorset to let us know.