E-cigarettes – More than electronic waste

Sales of e-cigarettes (vapes) have increased significantly in Switzerland over the last few years. In 2022, around 10 million vapes were imported into Switzerland. Most of these ended up in landfill rather than being recycled, in spite of the fact that e-cigarettes are electrical appliances and therefore need to be professionally disposed of. This is because e-cigarettes contain a large number of recyclable materials, which need to be put back into circulation. At the same time, however, they are also highly inflammable and contain heavy metals, which are harmful for the environment.

Acting in conjunction with various partners, SENS eRecycling has therefore devised an industry solution for the environmentally friendly disposal of e-cigarettes. You can also make sure that recyclable materials are in fact recycled and that no hazardous substances are released into the environment. As a consumer, you can conveniently return them to any e-cigarette point of sale. As a seller of e-cigarettes, you can support the industry solution by becoming a vape recycler, ordering the Vape Recycling Bag and thus making it as simple as possible for your customers to return their vapes.