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Disposable Vape Pens Cause Waste Buildup

Disposable Vape Pens
The devices are made of multiple components that often go directly to landfill.

As the cannabis industry grows, more and more people are utilizing and tossing out disposable vape pens. These devices, which are made of multiple components, are difficult to recycle and often end up in the landfill.

In an effort to address this problem before it gets worse, Circonomy Solutions has been tasked by SinglePoint, a company that invests in ancillary canna-businesses, to develop a sustainable solution for disposable vapes.

Circonomy is currently conducting research on the devices so that it can create solutions viable for pilot programs. Once the pilot programs are underway, the company will measure its impact and scale up the most efficient and effective solution.

Forbes has more:

With so many different iterations of disposable vape pens flooding the market, environmentalists and concerned consumers are cringing about the inevitable flood of post-consumer waste these products are causing. The cannabis industry is growing, and its garbage problems are growing right along with it.

Circonomy Solutions has been tasked by leading canna-corp, SinglePoint, a company that invests in ancillary canna-businesses, to work on a creating a sustainable solution for disposable vapes.

The recycling industry itself is still in its infancy. Older generations recycled directly. Milk bottles were refilled. People simply found ways to re-use items that outlived their initially intended purpose. Things were built and made to last.

The reality of the rampant consumerism of the current generation, is that products are being created, specifically to be disposed of. People throw things in the trash, without knowing or caring about the detrimental impact on the environment.

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