How do you dispose of a disposable vape? Nicotine containing juice is hazardous, so bottles and cartridges that are still full or partially full should be taken to your Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility for proper disposal. Contact your county to find out if they accept these items at HHW facilities or events.
How wasteful are disposable Vapes? More than half (51%) of young e-cigarette users reported disposing of used e-cigarette pods or empty disposables in the trash, 17% in a regular recycling bin not designed for e-cigarette waste, and 10% reported they simply throw them on the ground, according to Truth Initiative research conducted in 2020.
How long does it take for a vape to decompose? In a word, yes. Although e-cigarettes and vape pens are considered to be more eco-friendly than their traditional counterpart—regular cigarettes can take up to twelve years to biodegrade, these devices contain parts that must be handled as hazardous waste.
Is vaping better for the environment? E-cigarettes contribute to indoor air pollution and cause indoor air quality to worsen. According to the Annual Review of Public Health Journal, high levels of indoor air pollutants produced by electronic cigarettes call for precautionary measures to protect public health.