This recycling programme is for products only suitable for those 18 years or older. If you or your participants do not vape, or are under the age of 18, please visit our other recycling programmes to see how you can help the environment.
Once collected, the e-cigarettes are dismantled and separated into metals/electrical components, batteries and plastics. The plastics are then shredded and melted into pellets that can be remoulded to make new recycled products while the metals are separated and recovered.
VapeCycle was created by alt. and VAPO. Both companies have an ambition of working towards a tobacco and smoke-free New Zealand. VAPO and alt.s products are designed as a harm reduction tool to limit the damage smoking does to people, and now they've designed the VapeCycle recycling programme as a harm reduction system to limit the damage we inflict on our planet.