Wholesaler and vape supplier Phoenix 2 Retail has announced a recycling plan with an aim to inspire vapers to dispose in an eco-friendly manner amid vehement calls to ban single-use vapes due to its impact on environment.
Phoenix 2 Retail is set to roll out over 200 recycling units this month, followed by a further 5,000 units by the end of the year, subject to retailer agreements. It aims to reach all 15,000 retailers by the following year, ensuring at least one recycling unit per store.
Chris Kelly, the CEO of Phoenix 2 Retail, states, “We know everyone sees the colossal impact single-use vapes have on the environment, which is why we have been working on a 360-degree recycling solution for retailers for several months. Phoenix 2 Retail is set to roll out over 200 recycling units this month, followed by a further 5,000 units by the end of the year, subject to retailer agreements. We This step is part of our company’s ongoing efforts to tackle the issue of improper vape disposal”.
By furnishing these recycling units, Phoenix 2 Retail aims to inspire vapers to dispose of their single-use vapes in an eco-friendly manner. The company firmly believes that by making recycling units readily accessible and convenient, a greater number of vapers will be inclined to embrace proper vape recycling practices.
In a strategic alliance, Phoenix 2 Retail has joined forces with a certified waste management company to ensure the responsible disposal of the collected vapes.
The process for retailers is straightforward- once the recycling units are filled, the waste management company collects them, promptly replacing them with empty units. Every vape collected via these units undergoes recycling right here in the UK, guaranteeing the eco-friendly disposal of each unit.
By partnering with an accredited waste management company, Phoenix 2 Retail is adopting a responsible and sustainable approach to vape disposal. This collaboration ensures that all vapes collected through these units are recycled, thereby mitigating the environmental repercussions of non-biodegradable waste. Phoenix 2 Retail’s initiative, undertaken in collaboration with a certified waste management partner, underscores its unwavering commitment to both its customers and environmental preservation.
The improper disposal of single-use vapes has emerged as a pressing issue in the UK, garnering increasing concern over the past year. Recent research conducted by the BBC reveals that a whopping five million disposable vapes are discarded each week, marking a significant fourfold surge compared to the previous year.
Furthermore, the study highlights a distressing fact that only 17 per cent of vapers conscientiously recycle their vapes, a situation demanding immediate attention.
Phoenix to Retail has also agreed to a long-term partnership with Serve Legal – the market-leading provider of ID and compliance testing services in the UK and Ireland, to protect against underage sales, enhance retailer education and improve performance and compliance for retailers.