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Disposables can be recycled if collected and handled correctly, says UK study

Attempts to make e-cigarettes more recyclable could have unintended consequences and must still be supported by collection infrastructure to have any impact, industry members warn. 

A new study on the recycling performance of single-use vapes by Waste Experts, commissioned by vape producer Alternative Nicotine Delivery Solutions (Ands), compared the recyclability and recoverability of materials used in a widely available, single-use vape (product A) and a new-to-market, cardboard-based vape (product B) to assess the environmental credentials of the two products. 

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

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Antonia is a member of the editorial team and holds a masters degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She moved in 2013 to London, where she completed a postgraduate course at the London School of Journalism. In the UK, she worked as a news reporter for a financial newswire and a magazine before moving to Barcelona in 2019.

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