Ecig recycling is an important detail we need to consider. With so many electronics out in the world today, the ecig should not be neglected. There are many recycling centers that accept electronics and the ecig is one of them.
Ecig batteries are one of the main reasons to recycle your e cigarettes. Like all batteries, they are made of components that are harmful to the environment if not properly disposed of. The ecigarette battery is usually lithium based which is good for e cig battery power but horrible for the planet. Animals, plants, and water supplies can be effected by these e-cigarette batteries.
So look up your local recycling center when its time to throw away those old e cig batteries and see what the options are. being a responsible electronic cigarette user is the right thing to do.
What is Ecig Electronic Waste?
Electronic waste, e-waste, e-scrap, or waste electrical and electronic equipment describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. There is a lack of consensus as to whether the term should apply to resale, reuse, and refurbishing industries, or only to a product that cannot be used for its intended purpose. Informal processing of electronic waste in developing countries may cause serious health and pollution problems, though these countries are also most likely to reuse and repair electronics.
All electronic scrap components, such as CRTs, may contain contaminants such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, or brominated flame retardants. Even in developed countries recycling and disposal of e-waste may involve significant risk to workers and communities and great care must be taken to avoid unsafe exposure in recycling operations and leaching of material such as heavy metals from landfills and incinerator ashes. Scrap industry and USA EPA officials agree that materials should be managed with caution.
Are there any decent Ecig recycling programs out there? Ecigs are gaining in popularity and are becoming the choice method to quit smoking. This is great since cigarettes are unhealthy and produce lots of trash but what about ecig batteries and cartridges, to avoid all those batteries going into the trash some sort of recycling programs are needed.
It is nice that electronic cigarettes last longer and do not produce the paper trash cigarettes do like giant ash trays full of butts. Ecigs still produce empty cartridges and used batteries especially the disposable ones. The rechargeable kits last quite a long time and only produce empty cartridges but the disposable ones are gaining in popularity and just get thrown out when they are empty.
So a lot more batteries are going into the trash and could harm the environment. Used batteries are nothing new but over time there has been more and more recycling programs like bins at grocery stores where you can drop them off to be recycled. It would be nice if there were programs like this for ecigs or if you could just drop the batteries in these bins as well.
There are currently a few companies out there offering trade in or recycling programs for old used e-cigarettes but not the majority. There is opportunity for more trade in program and recycling of the batteries as well as the cartridges. This would cut down drastically on the amount of waste produced from e-cigs and they would be not only healthier for smoker but the environment as well.
Let’s all work together and let other ecig smokers know how they can recycle their ecig through various ecig recycling program currently in place. Search out your local recycling center about the ecig and do your part to keep the planet green.