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How To Throw Away Vape Pods

Vape pods are the latest craze in the vaping world and are quickly becoming one of the most popular vaping products available on the market. Because they are relatively new, people naturally have lots of questions about what they are and how to use them.

One question we are commonly coming across is how to throw away vape pods when you are done with them, and what’s the easiest and most environmentally friendly way to throw away other components such as dead batteries and coils.

If you are an ex-smoker, you will be familiar with the straightforward process of stubbing out a cigarette and disposing of it in the nearest, most convenient, and suitable receptacle. Disposing of vaping-related devices and waste isn’t quite as simple. Fortunately, e-cigs and vape products last a lot longer than cigarettes and so you won’t need to throw stuff away as often.

As more and more people turn to vaping, it is becoming more important that we as users dispose of our vape waste in a more responsible way.

Vaping and the Environment

Over the past few years, there has been an increasing environmentally-friendly trend. Now more than ever, consumers are aware of the impact they have on the planet and are making conscious decisions to be greener.

With tens of millions of people worldwide now vaping, and as the number of e-cigarette users continues to grow steadily, the question of responsibly disposing of and recycling vaping devices and other used vaping products is one that we must consider seriously.

Due to the quick turnover and sheer volume of components manufactured for vaping devices, without attention given to their responsible disposal, there could be serious damage caused to the environment by their use in the long-term.

How to Throw Away E-Cigarette Batteries

The batteries that power your vape pods and other vaping devices to provide you with a hit of nicotine are made from all sorts of chemicals and components. Therefore, it is very important that you dispose of these properly, even when they are dead and no longer work. This is because many of the components – lithium, for one – are harmful to the environment, and battery acid can cause extensive damage should it leak from a ruptured battery and seep into the ground.

Due to the toxic nature of batteries, you should avoid throwing them into your regular waste bin. If you do this, they will be carted off to a landfill site where they have the potential to cause untold damage to the environment. While your battery alone won’t do much damage, if everyone’s start winding up on landfill sites then the harmful impact increases drastically.

So, what can you do?

Well, there are plenty of options.

Many supermarkets and recycling centres have designated disposal points for batteries. These are your best bet because the batteries are taken away to a purpose-built facility where they can be broken down and either disposed of or recycled in a way that does not cost the Earth.

Your local area is sure to have some sort of place where you can go to dispose of your old batteries. You do not need to find a specific disposal point for e-cigarette batteries either; they can go in the same recycling points as regular batteries.

Whatever you do, do not throw your batteries in the rubbish bin. This is by far the most irresponsible way to get rid of them.

How to Recycle Vape Pods, Cartridges, and Refillable Tanks

When it comes to recycling other components such as your vape pods, cartridges, and tanks, you should still take care to make sure you are recycling them responsibly. Although the disposal of these components does not need quite as much care and attention as batteries, you can’t just go ahead and throw everything into the recycling bin.

Separate any glass and plastic accordingly and dispose of these in suitable receptacles. In addition, make note of the type of plastic your component is made from and check to ensure you can put it in your regular recycling. Some types of plastic must be processed separately to others. You can figure this out by looking for a discerning mark, usually on the bottom of a pod or plastic casing and using the internet to find out what this means. Depending on where you’re from in the world, different marks can mean different things.

Prior to recycling your vape pods and other components, be sure to clean away any e-liquid or e-liquid residue that has been leftover. This is because e-liquid, especially those containing nicotine, can be harmful to the environment and it can make the recycling process more difficult.

Our VIGGO Series vape pods, known as VIGGOpods, are recyclable. At Vaper Empire, we care about the environment, which is why we strongly recommend that all of our customers recycle their used VIGGOpods once the e-liquid inside of them has been depleted.

How to Recycle E-Liquid Bottles

Depending on where you are in the world, your e-liquid bottles will either be made of glass or plastic. In the European Union, for example, EU TPD e-cigarette regulations require all e-liquid bottles to be made from plastic. These are much easier to recycle than glass bottles and most can be thrown in the regular recycling bin… but as we mentioned above, be sure to check which type of plastic it is made from first. Glass e-liquid bottles can be thrown in with the regular glass recycling.

Before you recycle your e-liquid bottles, make sure that you have washed them out so that any e-liquid residue has been cleaned away. You do not need to remove any of the bottle’s paper or markings before putting it in the recycling.

Need to Buy Replacement Components?

If you have recently had a battery die on you and need a replacement or have gone through the last of your e-liquid, visit the Vaper Empire vape store today to source a high-quality replacement.

At Vaper Empire, we design, manufacture and retail our own bespoke range of premium vaping products. Everything is manufactured in a high-quality facility and shipped out quickly to our customers across Australia and New Zealand. We are often regarded as Australia's premier retailer of premium vaping goods, and our brand is recognised by Australian vapers everywhere.

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