Has anyone else noticed these units in their trail litter pickings? Certainly in total number, they don’t even come anywhere near the cigarette butts, but they might in total mass. Depending on where your trail is.
The fact that these are even allowed to be sold as a ‘disposable’ product really offends me. Not just for the potential wilderness impact by clueless vapers, but also just in regular waste disposal. They are e-waste items but continue to be regarded by users as ordinary trash, despite the fact that these units contain batteries, circuitry, and a lot of plastic and metal (usually aluminum cased).
How about you? What kind of presence by the vaping industry do you see in your neighbourhoods and natural areas? Does anyone live in an area where these are recycled? Is there any sort of laws, enforcement or even public awareness campaign where you live that informs users of their environmental impact?