We are picking up an ever increasing number of vape related litter, and this includes the disposable vaping devices themselves (vapes, vape-pens, e-cigarettes, call them what you will). To tackle the problem, our friends at Litter Free Dorset have started a campaign to encourage the proper disposal of these devices.
As part of their campaign, Litter Free Dorset have been visiting vape retailers in towns across Dorset to promote vape recycling facilities. They found that many of the business-owners were unaware that vape recycling is available and were happy to display posters like the ones above and below to help make their customers aware of how to best dispose of their vapes.
Vapes can be recycled via large electrical retailers as part of their compliance with WEEE regulations; for example, Curry’s offers a takeback scheme for small electricals and some Tesco stores have a drop-box for small electrical items.
Litter Free Dorset will also be hosting pop-up sessions during Fresher’s Week at Arts University Bournemouth and Bournemouth University, helping students to understand the effects of single-use vapes on our environment, and how they can best dispose of their vapes.
PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR VAPES AT YOUR LOCAL HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING CENTRE.