Being A Recycling Vaper in 2019
If you've switched from smoking cigarettes to vaping, you probably feel great about the fact that you're no longer littering the planet with cigarette butts. There's no doubt about the fact that vaping is better for the environment overall. However, when it comes to vaping, there are still some recycling practices that you should take seriously in order to be a responsible vaper.
Because of the materials from which they are made, most vaping components can absolutely be recycled. Some can even be repurposed for later use, saving you money in the long run.
Recycle Your Coils
It's tempting to toss your coils into the garbage after they're no longer functional. However, your vape coils should be recycled. Because they're made mostly from metal, they absolutely belong in the recycling bin.
You may think that your tiny coils don't have a big impact on the environment. However, consider how many coils you go through in a year. Needless to say, that amount of metal really adds up.
Reuse Your Bottles
If you wanna go the recycling route, make sure that you rinse your vape juice bottles before tossing them into the recycling bin. However, consider the fact that these bottles can come in handy for you at a later time. If you’re looking to possibly get into DIY vaping, hang onto those old bottles might be a good idea. After all, stocking up on empty juice bottles can get expensive over time.
Even if you don't have any plans to make your own e-liquid, you can probably find other uses for old glass and plastic bottles. Also, you never know if a bottle is going to break and you're going to have to find a new one to quickly transfer your juice into.
Recycle Your Batteries
Because batteries contain lithium, they must be recycled. Lithium is dangerous to the environment. Because of this, some states actually require that batteries be recycled.
Another option is to resell them. If your vape batteries aren't broken, you can probably sell them to other vapers who don't want to pay the full price for new batteries.