Non-profit organization, Material Focus, conducted a survey in the UK to find out which stores offered a vape recycling drop-off point, and the results were disappointing.

March 25, 2024

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Non-profit organization, Material Focus, conducted a survey in the UK to find out which stores offered a vape recycling drop-off point, and the results were disappointing.

Material Focus visited 764 retailers across 13 cities in the UK to check for vape recycling drop-off points. Of them, only 86 stores had such recycling points, or 11%, even though most retailers are required to have them available.

At vape retailers, 33% of the surveyed 57 locations had vape recycling drop-off points.

“Disposable single-use vapes are one of the most environmentally wasteful, damaging, and dangerous consumer products ever made – losing valuable and critical raw materials, polluting land and waterways, posing hazards to wildlife, and presenting major fire risks due to the volatility of the lithium batteries inside them,” said Scott Butler, executive director of Material Focus.

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