In the past two decades, Americans have taken an unprecedented interest in being more environmentally friendly and during that time, we’ve collectively taken steps to lessen our impact on the planet. Many industries have adapted to the growing need for responsible products with post-consumer recycled bags in stores and hybrid or electric vehicles at car dealers. Going green isn’t a fad, it’s a necessity.
This has prompted a lot of people to ask: Is vaping green?
Before we answer that, we have to examine something else– cigarettes. Cigarettes and cigars, or as their known generally, combustibles, pose a major threat to the planet. Each year, the earth is littered with trillions of cigarette butts. Those filters and ends aren’t exactly good for the environment, in fact, they’re made of a thermoplastic polymer, one that can take up to 10 years to decompose. Manufacture of cigarettes is also a major contributor to deforestation on a global level; it’s estimated that one tree is destroyed for every 15 packs of cigarettes. That means a two-pack-a-day smoker can account for the destruction of nearly 50 trees in one year.
By that standard alone, vaping is one of the most eco-friendly things you can do. By vaping, you cut down on landfill waste, litter and help save a few trees. By not smoking you’re helping to save the planet, but what about the impact of vaping?
Vaping is green, but you have the power to make it greener.
Disposable e-cigarettes are mostly plastic, and if cleaned and rinsed properly, they can be recycled in most cases. Of course, vapes are the way to go. Replaceable coils and even liquid cartridges can be recycled if they’re empty of liquid. Rebuildable coils mean that you don’t even need to recycle anything except the bottles of our e-cig liquid for sale online. When a battery gets old or stops working it needs to be disposed of properly; instead of tossing it in the trash, locate your nearest battery recycling center (usually a consumer electronics store) online and toss it in their bin.
At Ecigs International, we’re proud of what we do. We’re proud so many people are enjoying vaping and saving the environment at the same time. Stop by one of our vape shops in Philadelphia, Chester County or Montgomery County, PA to learn more.