Aquavape displays recycling responsibility

Retailers can help demonstrate their sustainable efforts in stores with disposables

Aquavape ANDS Slix range of cardboard-based disposable vapes including Grape, Mint and Cream Tobacco flavours.
Aquavape’s cardboard-based disposables are 99.29% recyclable, the firm says.

RECYCLING of disposable vapes has become a hot topic in the UK of late – and even more so across Scotland.

Recognising the impact that these vapes can have on the environment, Aquavape has launched its latest piece of innovation with the release of ANDS Slix, a compact and cardboard-based disposable vape range.

Aquavape claims the new range produces 70% less waste than standard plastic disposables and takes 57% less time to recycle.

The new range includes  Tobacco, Mint and Grape variants, and Aquavape said the new disposables are 99.29% recyclable.

The new launch comes about as Aquavape has made note of the rising popularity for vaping in Scotland.

According to data the firm cited, the percentage of adults currently using vape products has risen from 10% to 15%, meaning that there are still continued opportunities for retailers to drive sales across the category.

And with ongoing debate in Parliament about a potential ban on disposable vapes, Aquavape has pushed for retailers to include recycling options in stores.

Ebrahim Kathrada, MD at Aquavape, said: “Disposable vapes are widely embraced by consumers seeking a convenient and user-friendly option.

“If a ban were implemented, c-store retailers would suffer financial losses due to the absence of revenue generated by these products.

“This impact would be exceptionally substantial if disposable vapes constituted a significant portion of their sales. Moreover, a ban could potentially create a large black market for illegal and potentially unsafe products, replacing regulated legal alternatives.

“Retailers should adopt various measures to promote the recycling of disposables in stores. Firstly, they can ensure the presence of prominently placed recycling bins, accompanied by educational signage, incentives and rewards to motivate consumers to recycle.

“Training store staff on recycling processes and encouraging active customer engagement is also crucial.

“Retailers should take pride in their sustainability efforts and communicate them through different marketing channels.”