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YANJI, China, Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —  RLX Expertise (NYSE:RLX) introduced its Pods Recycling undertaking to take a position 20 million yuan to recycle used e-liquid pods in China and make them into cement in its current occasion held on 2nd September.

RLX, maker of RELX-branded vaporizers and e-liquid pods that it solely sells in China, along with China Siyuan Basis for Poverty Alleviation, will donate the cement to China’s rural areas to construct infrastructure akin to highway and bridges.

RLX’s used pods recycling bin

The Pods Recycling undertaking will formally launch in September ranging from Beijing and progressively cowl 10 Chinese language cities by subsequent February. It goals to cowl all RELX-branded shops in China by the top of 2022. RLX will accumulate not solely its personal used pods, however of all varied manufacturers.

As vaping positive aspects in recognition, the way to cope with the used pods has turn out to be a serious concern for not solely corporations however customers.

There are current methods to course of the used pods at current, akin to burning or burying as common trash. However, in response to Guo Guangdong, Head of Public Relations and Exterior Affairs of RLX, these measures can’t clear up the issue from the basis as they trigger secondary environmental hurt and produce no additional financial worth.

“Our aim was clear on the very first once we began the undertaking, we needed an answer that may effectively recycle the supplies and create extra worth,” he mentioned. 

In the course of the analysis, RLX discovered that though cement is principally manufactured from limestone and clay, steel and different stable wastes additionally play an indispensable position in cement producing to optimize its performance for varied usages. The supplies of disposal pods can completely meet the requirement of cement.

Whereas the disposal pods will be totally recycled and re-used after mixing into the uncooked supplies of cement, the process largely reduces the quantity of ash and furnace slag than typical methods to course of the pods.

Reusing the disposal pods is simply step one for RLX. The right way to fulfil the corporate’s social duty with the cement is the second query RLX faces.

As some of the important supplies for infrastructure, cement is essential to rural economic system. Thus, RLX plans to donate the cement with China Siyuan Basis for Poverty Alleviation to Chinese language countryside to construct roads, bridges, and clear toilet to enhance the lifetime of the agricultural residentials.

“Working with our customers, it is likely one of the essential methods for us to fulfil our company social duty with our personal industrial attribute,” mentioned Kate Wang, CEO and founding father of RLX.

From this September, customers can obtain a particular recycling bag in RELX-branded shops in China to gather the pods and ship again to the recycling bins positioned within the shops. RLX can even settle for pods of varied manufacturers.

SOURCE RLX Expertise

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