VPZ, the UK’s largest vaping retailer has partnered with waste management provider WasteCare to launch a vape and e-cigarette recycling service in Airdrie and Coatbridge. Vapes contain lithium batteries and plastic which can litter and harm the environment.
The recycling service covers all kinds of vaping devices and will recycle vapes and e-cigarettes throughout the year in the VPZ network of over 150 stores throughout the UK. Anyone can visit a store and safely dispose of their vaping devices or e-cigarettes.
WasteCare will be responsible for collecting, treating and recovering disposable vapes and reusable hardware devices in a safe and responsible way from their plant in Elland, West Yorkshire. VPZ has helped over 700,000 smokers in the UK quit since it was established in 2012, and aims to educate adult vapers and smokers about the sustainable and environmental benefits of using reusable products.
Peter Hunt, the Managing Director of WasteCare, welcomed the initiative, saying that with the growing demand for vaping devices, VPZ was leading the way in providing a safe and environmentally sound way of addressing what had the potential to become a major challenge.
VPZ is based in Edinburgh and focuses on vaping education, leading product innovation and customer satisfaction. Vaping is considered a greener alternative to smoking cigarettes, but there is still a concern over the disposal of the devices contributing to pollution.
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