29 January 2024
WRAP statement on the move to ban disposable vapes in the UK.
Claire Shrewsbury, Director of Insights and Innovation at WRAP: “WRAP welcomes the move to ban disposable vapes in the UK. Single use vapes consume huge amounts of natural resources and contribute to plastic and electrical waste and littering. They present a fire hazard at waste facilities and use an estimated 5,000 electric vehicle batteries worth of lithium per year. An estimated five million disposable vapes are discarded each week - equivalent to eight every second. With reusable vapes easily available to help people wishing to quit smoking, and disposable vapes linked with use by children, WRAP supports this call for a ban.”
Notes to Editor
- WRAP is a climate action NGO working around the globe to tackle the causes of the climate crisis and give the planet a sustainable future. We believe that our natural resources should not be wasted and that everything we use should be re-used and recycled. We bring together and work with governments, businesses, and individuals to ensure that the world’s natural resources are used more sustainably. Our work includes: UK Plastics Pact, Courtauld Commitment 2030, Textiles 2030 and the campaigns Love Food Hate Waste and Recycle Now. We run Food Waste Action Week and Recycle Week.
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