Later this month, FREE e-cigarettes will be available to e-cigarette users as part of a new rewards program.
Brits can trade in their used sticks for new ones to help tackle plastic waste.
The plans will initially be rolled out in London, Birmingham and Manchester before rolling out nationwide over the next six months.
Puffers can direct their e-cigarettes to a recycling center via a collection service operated by Royal Mail. the I reports.
Of course, it is also possible to sell the products in participating e-cigarette shops.
Consumers receive a new, free vape for every 10 e-cigarettes returned.
The project is led by FEELM, a subsidiary of vaping giant SMOORE, which makes ceramic coils for several popular brands.
SMOORE spokesman Ruiqi Wang said, “This is the first full-chain industrial recycling scheme, encompassing manufacturers, brands, suppliers, waste disposal companies and retailers, and ultimately consumers.”
“The UK is one of the countries with the highest consumption of disposable vapes. In the last two years, the number of disposable vapes sold has increased by 340 percent.”
“But that brings with it environmental challenges, and so we have to live up to our responsibilities.”
Research shows that 1.3 million single-use vapes are thrown away every week – enough to cover 22 football pitches every year.
But all parts of single-use vaporizers — the lithium battery, plastic body, coil, and other components — are actually recyclable, with the exception of the rest of the e-liquid, which needs to be disposed of safely.
According to the latest statistics, around 4.3 million people in England, Scotland and Wales smoke regularly.
More than half of these are ex-smokers, while an estimated 1.5 million do both.
A unique program was announced last month to help reduce addiction rates.
It has been announced that local authorities in England will offer e-cigarette sales to up to a million people – almost a fifth of smokers.
Pregnant women are also paid with shopping vouchers if they give up cigarettes.
Health officials say vaping and e-cigarettes are significantly safer than tobacco because they don’t produce cancer-causing smoke or tar.
However, they also come with their own potential risks, such as: B. Cardiovascular complications, heart problems and depression.