Ecig opponents focus on the downsides of ecigarettes and ecig proponents respond to criticisms by reiterating that the products are beneficial in many ways. Among the benefits that supporter claim is the advantage to recycle electronic cigarettes.
Cigarettes Pollute The Environment
Cigarettes contribute to the worsening pollution of nature. They do not only pollute the air with tar, toxins and carbon monoxide. They also pollute the waters and lands with cigarette butts.
In America and all over the world, cigarette butts are the highly tossed piece of trash that account for 38% of worldwide litter.
Cigarette filters are made of cellulose acetate, a plastic that could take roughly 12 years before it finally breaks down. Smokers used to toss butts on the sidewalk, out a car’s window, etc.
With ecigs, no butts are produced.
Vaping Also Produces Wastes
Vaping or using ecigarettes is not entirely waste-free. Vaping wastes come from used ecig batteries and cartridges as well as chargers and other accessories.
Nevertheless, ecig supporters push to recycle electronic cigarettes and help reduce wastes. Both the disposable and rechargeable models of ecigarettes can be recycled because they are electronic goods.
How to Recycle Ecigarettes
First of all, ecig users should understand and remember that these products are battery powered; they should not be discarded and placed inside trash bins for the usual garbage we have.
Ecigarettes can be recycled, yet there seems to be lack of knowledge and awareness among vapers regarding the proper disposal of their devices. Thus, companies like Green Smoke are commendable not just for the quality of products they offer, but also for the recycling program they provide to vaping consumers.
To recycle electronic cigarettes, vapers should familiarize themselves with the parts that make up a device; normally battery, cartridge and atomizer.
The batteries can be disposed in pretty much the same way as other electronic batteries are discarded. You may bring them to recycling facilities for electronic components.
The cartridge contains the e-liquid that may contain chemicals like nicotine. It should not be thrown in the bin when used up. The chemicals can be toxic to people, especially to animals and children.
The right way to dispose cartridges is to first remove the filler. Wash with water thjoroughly until there is no nicotine left. Wrap it in a biodegradable material.
The plastic should also be washed with water and plugged with its or original cap or cover. Afterward, it can be discarded like other plastic wastes.
Companies Offering Recycling Program
Green Smoke. This company offers recycling programs for batteries and cartridges. The great thing about these programs is it is not just for Green Smoke users, but to all ecig users. You may call Green Smoke recycling team or you can also drop off at designated points your stuff to be recycled.
For cartridges, you need to first accumulate 80 cartomizers before making arrangements to ship them for free. In exchange of these 80 used cartomizers, Green smoke will award you with 25 loyalty points. This is equivalent to 5 pack Flavormax cartomizers.
V2 Cigs. You not only can recycle your batteries or cartridges but you can recycle your coupon codes and reuse them on every order. Keep this in mind because you will surely be recycling your coupons more than you recycle your cartridges.
Learn more about the V2 cigs coupon code at http://www.piccr.org/
NJOY. Once you have collected 8 NJOY kings, you could mail them to the company along with an accomplished recycling form. The company will give you a free product in return.
VIP Ecigs. The recycling program of this company covers VIP batteries, chargers and cartomizers. The company also asks that the vapers pay for the postage for returning the used ecig items.
Metro Ecigs. Once you have three used up metro ecg batteries, you could send them back to the company along with the form. For this, you will receive a free battery or a disposable ecig.
If you already have 30 used Metro cartridges, you can also send them back to metro Ecigs for recycling and in return, the company will give you three new cartridges for free.