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Ban disposable vapes
Important Announcement: Government to Ban Disposable Vapes!
The problem with disposable vapes
A massive 5 million disposable vapes are thrown away weekly in the UK. This is four times the amount since Material Focus first researched the issue only a year ago, and equates to a whopping 8 vapes per second. This unbelievable figure is creating yet more hazardous litter to the environment and places our precious wildlife at risk.
Vapes are a danger to animals
FireThe lithium-ion batteries in vapes can overheat and cause a fire if they are not handled or disposed of properly. This can not only cause harm to individuals but also lead to devastating wildfires that can destroy habitats and threaten wildlife.
Ingestion, poisoning, and choking hazardsAnimals such as birds, fish, and marine mammals often mistake vapes for food and can suffer from internal injuries or even death as a result. These hazards also apply to young children who may accidentally ingest vapes or the liquid nicotine contained within them.
Over 13,000 supporters called for a ban
Together, our voices have made politicians listen. As a result, we are one step closer to protecting animals and the environment - but it's not over yet.Thank you for your support on this vitally important issue.
Recycle vapes responsibly
In the meantime, it's important to dispose of vapes properly. Remember, vapes shouldn't be placed in normal household bins or battery recycling points usually found within supermarket entrances.
How to recycle vapes
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