E-cigarette Manufacturers to Fund Household Direct Recycling in UK

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E-cigarette Manufacturers to Fund Household Direct Recycling in UK
E-Cigarette Suppliers Expected to Fund Direct Home Recycling as Part of UK Government Initiative to Boost Reuse and Recycling of Electronic Products.

According to a report by UK media outlet betterretailing on January 4th, e-cigarette suppliers may soon be responsible for funding direct household recycling of their own products. This measure is part of a series of initiatives being jointly discussed by the UK government, Scottish government, Welsh government, and Northern Ireland executive, with the aim of improving the reuse and recycling rates of electronic products.


According to the plan, starting from 2026, various regions in the United Kingdom will improve the environment by directly collecting waste electrical appliances from households, and this will be funded by appliance manufacturers, including e-cigarette suppliers, rather than through traditional waste disposal methods. In addition, retailers will also be responsible for recycling unwanted or damaged large appliances.


Jacob Heller, Executive Director of the Environmental Services Association, has stated that discarded electronic devices, especially e-cigarettes, can cause hundreds of fires each year due to their powerful batteries not being responsibly recycled. Therefore, the association hopes to offer convenient and widespread home collection services for these devices in order to mitigate the adverse impact of battery fires on the industry.


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