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How to dispose of a disposable vape

Recap: Disposable vapes can be broken down into individual elements and recycled, but it takes time and energy.

Disposable vapes represent the next generation of vape kits. Forget big tanks, complicated mods, and dozens of settings. Disposables are known for being slim, simple, and sleek. Lots of disposables are even draw-activated, which means that vapers do not even have to press a button to get the nicotine hit that they crave.

These devices are marketed as the ultimate hassle-free and easy-to-use alternative to regular kits. They reflect the quick-paced modern lives that lots of vapers live. But what does the insistence on now now now mean for the environment? Environmental concerns are more pressing than ever, which is why it is no surprise that disposables are under the spotlight.

One question that keeps cropping up is how to dispose of a disposable vape. Our experts answer that and more in this in-depth article.

What Are Disposable Vapes?

Disposable vapes have only gained popularity in recent years. As soon as retailers in the UK started selling disposables, the market exploded. Modern vapers were (and still are) eager to get their hands on a device that slots seamlessly into their busy lives.

Although recent popularity has prompted manufacturers to make more and more variations of disposables, these devices usually have a few recognisable characteristics.

Disposables are small and slim. Most disposables fit into the palm of your hand and can be hidden in a coat pocket or a handbag. Manufacturers precharge and prefill disposables. The exterior of the device is usually featureless, but some devices might have a single button that activates the internal battery. In most cases, vapers can simply unpack their disposable vape, draw on the mouthpiece, and enjoy a flavourful nicotine hit.

Read our UK Disposable Vape Guide for more about disposable vapes!

Person using a vape

Disposable Vapes Vs Regular Vape Kits

As the name suggests, disposable vapes are made to be discarded. This kind of vape device caters to busy professionals, avid party-goers, and keen travellers who do not want to risk losing their regular kit. Because of this, most disposables have a sleek, unassuming exterior. There is no need for visible tanks, cool mods, or even multiple buttons for different settings. The coil is only designed to withstand a certain amount of puffs (usually around 500) and once it burns out the device is unusable.

On the other hand, regular vape kits are built for longevity. They are fitted with batteries and coils that are designed to last. Vapers can also enjoy a lot more customisable features, including different vaping modes and adjustable airflow options.

Normal vape kits can be recharged and refilled. They contain either in-built tanks that have easily accessible lids or pod systems. Most e-liquid pods are sold separately to the pod device itself, which means that vapers have to have a stash of pods on hand.

Should I Put My Disposable Vape in the Bin?

There are many different answers to this question. Some vape brands recommend throwing disposables in the bin, whereas others advocate for a more eco-conscious approach.

At Vont, we encourage our customers to recycle where possible. Even though disposables are often thought of as single-use products, they do not have to end up in a landfill. Vapers can reduce their carbon footprints by recycling their disposables. Recycling takes time and energy, but the rewards are meaningful.

How to recycle a disposable vape

Are Disposable Vape Kits Recyclable?

The answer to this question depends on a few factors. Manufacturers can use all kinds of different materials to create disposable vapes. Some materials might be recyclable, whereas others have to be thrown into general waste.

Each disposable comes with an information leaflet. For more information about the materials in your vape, always read through the leaflet.

The good news is that your local recycling facility might accept entire devices. If this is the case, you do not have to worry about separating all the different elements. If your local facility does not accept disposables as they are, keep reading.

How Do I Break Apart a Disposable Vape?

Lots of vapers ask us how to dispose of a disposable vape. The key is to break apart the device and recycle all the individual elements.

Disposables have very few external features. Lots of devices are so compact and streamlined that it can be difficult to break them apart. In most cases, vapers can break apart their device by applying a bit of pressure. Tools might also help to break away the outer casing.

Always take safety precautions when breaking apart a vape, and be especially careful when you are handling the battery. If the battery looks as if it has leaked, do not handle it. Vapers should avoid handling the battery with bare hands at all.

Once you have separated the individual elements, you can place them in a suitable bin at your local recycling facility. If you are unsure which material goes into which bin, you can always ask someone at the facility.

Taking apart a disposable vape

Recycling With getBower

GetBower makes it easier than ever for vapers to dispose of their old kits. They can download the getBower app, scan their disposable vape packaging, and drop the packaging off at a local recycling station. It really is that easy!

Even better, vapers who use getBower get cash incentives. For each package that they dispose of, they will accumulate points. Points can be traded for deals, cash, or even donations to charities.

Recycling with bower

Vont To-Go Disposables

Vont To-Go is our very own range of disposable vapes. Made with style and simplicity in mind, To-Go disposables are the go-to option for aesthetic individuals. Our customers do not have to worry about refilling or recharging, which gives them more time to focus on the things that matter.

These draw-activated devices come in ten different flavours. Traditional tastebuds will enjoy Fresh Mint and Creamy Tobacco, whereas those that have a sweet tooth will love our range of summery sensations. There is something for every tastebud in our To-Go range!

Simply unpack your To-Go disposable, draw on the device, and begin vaping. It has never been easier to experience full-bodied flavours and concentrated nicotine.

Discover Vont Today

First established in Stockholm in 2019, Vont has an established fan base. It focuses on producing reduced-risk nicotine products for vapers who appreciate beauty and simplicity. Now, it has introduced Vont To-Go disposables, nicotine pouches, and pod systems to vapers in the UK.

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