Alex Barton

The environmental cost of vaping

When we discard e-cigarettes, we are also discarding one of the most precious metals on earth

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A few months ago I wrote a piece for The Spectator about the surge in popularity of Elf Bars and the potential health risks of these colourful e-cigarettes. But disposable vapes are now posing a different kind of problem – for the planet. 

These single-use devices, which last for around 600 puffs, head straight to landfill after users suck out their smoke. The

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