Over 1.3 million disposable vapes end up in general waste every week
WEEE is the fastest-growing waste stream in the UK and with the number of vape users growing. Currently, 1.3 million single-use vapes a week are binned in the UK and that is why Exeter-based DCW is keen to divert the materials from landfills by offering a Vape Recycling Service.
Businesses who wish to recycle disposable vapes with DCW will receive one caddy, which will include vermiculite to collect the lithium-ion batteries and the vape itself safely.
DCW will then collect the vape recycling caddy and the disposable vapes for forward processing.
E-cigarettes are potentially hazardous to the environment due to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and must be recycled responsibly. Plastic containing POPs will be sent to DCW partners to be incinerated. The ash produced from this process will then be used in the building industry, ensuring that nothing ends up in a landfill.
DCW’s disposable vape recycling service is available to South West businesses
“Many don’t realise that these single-use vapes can be recycled, and it’s important that the materials are recovered as they can be dangerous to the environment if they end up in landfill,” says Simon Almond, Managing Director at DCW. “We realise the importance of recovering WEEE. The materials found in electrical waste are precious but unfortunately, not enough is being done globally to recycle vapes and other electronic items. By extending our WEEE recycling service to include disposable vape recycling, we hope to make a difference here in the South West.”
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