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Can We Clean the Ocean?

Pollution is having a severe, destructive effect on the world’s oceans.

You have probably learned in school that more than 70% of the Earth is water. Ninety-seven percent of that is made up of the global oceans. Though this continuous body of saltwater is divided into distinct regions for geographical terms and convenience, they cover most of the planet’s surface area.

Because the average person does not get to see the middle of the ocean, people get the impression that it is pristine and clean. When people think of the ocean, they picture an unending stretch of water and waves. The truth is that the global ocean has also suffered from man’s carelessness and disregard for the environment.

Ocean Pollution

Just how polluted is the global ocean? Here are some facts: 

  1. Although oil spills generate headlines since they show severe instances of pollution, the truth is that they only make up 12% of ocean pollution. The vast majority of petroleum pollution in the seas comes from the runoffs from the land.
  2. We are dumping 8 million metric tons (15 trucks every minute) of plastic into the oceans each year. That would be the equivalent in weight of more than 50,000 blue whales. At this rate, the plastics in the oceans would outweigh the sea life by 2050.
  3. There is so much debris and garbage in the oceans that they have formed large patches. There are five of those patches, and the biggest, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is double the size of Texas in terms of area covered.
  4. The plastics found in the ocean pose another threat. Once they break down into smaller particles known as microplastics, they can enter the food chain and eventually cause harm to human health.
  5. Overall, 80% of all the plastic pollution in the ocean comes from just 20 countries, with China and Indonesia in the top two spots.
  6. Synthetic microfibers found in our laundry detergents may be small, but they still find their way to the ocean. 
  7. Chemical fertilizers can also cause harm. For example, nitrogen can enhance the growth of algae, which can then kill sea life over a vast area.
  8. Noise pollution in the seas can be a problem too. The noise generated by ships in the ocean can damage the bodies of sensitive creatures like jellyfish, which serve as food for other sea life.

Those are just some of the pollution problems in our oceans.

Can We Clean the Ocean?

Can we actually clean the ocean of all pollution?. The problems listed above sound overwhelming, but YES, we can still help reduce pollution to dramatic levels.

There are plenty of initiatives now that aim at cleaning up the pollution in the ocean.

There are technologies being developed that can harness the natural movement of the ocean to help remove the debris. There are also machines being tested, which can go out and start collecting garbage in the open seas.

What We Can Do

You don’t have to go to the middle of the ocean to help fight the pollution there. You can certainly take action and here are some of those moves you can do:

Reduce Your Use of Plastics 

Most of the plastics that end up in the ocean are from consumers. Your small contribution may not seem like much, but it’s a start. For instance, you can stop using disposable spoons and forks but bring the eco-friendly types instead.

Businesses Should Be Held Accountable for Their Use of Plastics 

Find out which companies and businesses are using too much plastic and express your concerns. Most times, these businesses would be receptive to feedback.

Consider Your Own Use of Harmful Products

You need to be conscious of the chemicals that you use in your garden and your household. As much as possible, avoid using those that are too harsh because they can end up being washed away into the ocean.

Volunteer

Volunteer for clean up drives whenever you can. Small gestures like that have an effect that is greater than the immediate cleanup. It can help inspire others to do the same.

If you have been using the Bidi™ Stick, chances are you know about its recycling program. Nonetheless, Bidi™ Vapor, maker of the Bidi Stick, came up with the Bidi Cares initiative that advocates the recycling of authentic Bidi Sticks.

Click here to learn more.

 

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4 Recycling Lessons from Around the World

Countries around the world have different recycling practices. Which are the best?Recycle. Easier said than done.  For the most part, we try to do our best to recycle, but are we doing enough? Is there something else that we can do to improve our recycling efforts?

Perhaps learning about how people recycle around the globe could provide a few important lessons. Here are a few: 

China and Waste Processing

China has developed sophisticated processes to handle waste while importing waste from other countries to recycle. Its technologies and processes are still highly regarded globally. The “National Sword” policy has been one of the waste management programs in China since January 2018. It bans all import of plastic products and other materials from other countries. This policy is an effort to halt a deluge of soiled and contaminated materials that was overwhelming Chinese processing facilities. 

Swedish Success Story

While the whole of Europe has a great history of recycling and environmental protection, Sweden leads the pack. The Scandinavian country has one of the greatest recycling traditions in the world.

Sweden’s success is based mainly on how its citizens have been made aware of the need to separate their wastes. Swedes separate their waste by category and use different colored bags. Once done, the recycling plants separate materials based on what they can and cannot recycle. The materials that cannot be recycled are then burned as fuel in plants that provide electricity.

They get so few non-recyclable materials that they are forced to import them from neighboring countries.

Japan Aims for Zero Waste

Japan is another success story when it comes to dealing with waste and recycling. The country does have a reputation for cleanliness and discipline, so it isn’t surprising that they have been able to achieve so much.

When you consider the large, highly urbanized cities of Japan, you might expect them to have a hard time dealing with all the garbage, but the characteristics of their culture have helped them to deal with it.

The Japanese have proven to be highly efficient when it comes to recycling and segregating their waste. The government and the Japanese people are doing an excellent job of controlling their waste.

One of the shining examples of the success of Japanese recycling efforts is the town of Kamikatsu. Nestled high in the mountains, it is not easily accessible, so recycling there might be more difficult. However, the residents of the town have taken it upon themselves to organize and separate their wastes. They are also the ones who bring the waste materials to the recycling center.

It is said that they recycle 90% of their waste now, but they aim to recycle it 100%.

The Netherlands, a Model of Sustainability

The Netherlands is another European country that has achieved notable success when it comes to recycling.  Perhaps the best proof of their sustainability in action is the opening of a bike path in the country that is made from recycled plastic. Using recycled plastic in roads has been done in other parts of the world, but the Netherlands was the first country to build a bike path entirely out of the material.

Canadian Tradition

While Canada does not have a very high recycling rate when compared with other countries of the world, the Canadian people have a tradition of donating or giving away things they no longer need. That means things that might end up as waste in other countries are still usable in Canada.

Canada also recycles tires for use in building roads by mixing them with asphalt. They also have started a massive effort to recycle cigarette butts.

Conclusion

These are just some of the recycling lessons from different parts of the world that could help us. Stories like these have inspired us to do our part, which is why we came up with the Bidi Cares initiative to promote sustainable vaping.

Thinking of more recycling programs that can help proper waste disposal? We’d love to hear it from you. Contact us now! 

 

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What is Environmental Sustainability?

From theory to practice, Environmental Sustainability is the goal of Bidi Cares.

As technological advancements offer society greater convenience and ease, the downside is the potential environmental effects of modernization that may affect future generations.

Improper waste disposal and climate change are starting to show. Amidst the towering buildings and breathtaking innovations, pollution has become a normal occurrence. Seeing murky waters and inhaling unclean air around them are unfortunate side effects of modern life.

Moreover, as the weather becomes even more unpredictable, rising temperatures are slowly melting ice caps and causing droughts. 

The future is bleak for the planet if these problems persist. However, a concept that appeared first in 1987 is slowly gaining popularity and could become the answer to the environmental apathy that humanity has shown for decades: Environmental Sustainability.

What is Environmental Sustainability?

According to the University of Maryland, sustainability is “the ability to meet the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” It is an extensive and elaborate concept that encompasses the economy, the ecology, and human life and health.  

From a sustainability perspective, resources are to be viewed as limited and finite. Thus, it is crucial to keep in mind a long-term view of how we interact with nature and how we utilize our environment. It proposes that if we continue to abuse our resources for the present without finding ways to replenish or take care of them, the future generations–our children and grandchildren–will bear the harmful consequences.

Environmental sustainability dictates that even though we have to supply our own needs, we also have to ensure that the environment is not compromised and that our resources are replaced or are renewable. Clean air, clean water, and fertile land can be considered vital factors to ensure that the economy and society can flourish. However, these are all dependent on the current actions we take and the choices we make.

Unfortunately, our demands do not support sustainability.

The garbage volume and pollution problem, the rising temperatures, and the growing number of extinct species are not good indicators of a promising future. All these are consequences brought about by human disregard and selfishness driven by personal convenience.

If we want our race to survive, the “living in the present” mindset needs to be replaced for good.

Bidi Vapor: Supporting a Sustainable Mindset

Many companies mass-produce their product to reach a broader market. The waste production arising from the manufacture of these goods or products will have an impact on the environment.

One of the things we can do on a personal level is to support companies that adopt a sustainable mindset. These organizations create products with the environment in mind and ensure that they find ways to reduce waste.

Bidi™ Vapor is a company that strives for sustainability. Knowing that their vape product, Bidi™ Stick is non-biodegradable, the company created the Bidi™ Cares Program.l.

Ten used Bidi Sticks in exchange for a FREE one.  

This incentive is a “thank you gift” that Bidi Vapor promises its users for demonstrating a more responsible vaping lifestyle. As Bidi Vapor heads toward the future, they join other stakeholders in providing a sustainable future for the coming generations.

For more information, visit www.bidicares.com.

 

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Paper Bags? Grab a Tote Bag Instead

The common eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags is paper bags.  However, the ‘dark side’ of the paper industry suggests another option–the tote bag.

With the recycling movement having become more mainstream, about 60 countries have already enforced a partial or complete ban against single-use plastic bags. Generally, plastics are hard to break down and often litter the oceans, beaches, and forests, endangering wildlife and the environment.  

The gradual ban on using single-use plastics has forced people to find eco-friendly alternatives.  Many establishments opted for paper bags. Paper is biodegradable and would not pollute water and soil, as plastic does. However, as harmless as paper bags may be, there is a dark side to this solution–the paper industry.

The Paper Industry

Industries, especially those of food and retail, adapted to the growing number of single-use plastic bans by switching to paper bags. According to Zion Market Research, the market for paper bags is set to reach 6.35 billion USD by 2025. It started gaining vast popularity in 2018 due to lifestyle changes and the world’s increasing affinity to pair their eco-friendly views with their shopping habits.   

This rising demand for paper bags, however, takes a toll on trees.  About 11 million acres of trees are cut down each year to create paper. On top of that, the pulp and paper industry is the third-largest industrial polluter in the United States, releasing over 100 million kg [what is the equivalent in tons?] of toxic pollution annually into the environment.

Despite the unpleasant side of the paper industry, there is still something you can do. You may opt to use recycled paper instead of virgin paper. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recycled paper has 35% less water pollution and 74% less air pollution.

Yet, there is still another option. Why not try the tote bag?

Reusable Tote Bags

Paper bags are flimsy and cannot withstand heavier loads, aside from their inability to hold wet items for long periods. Thus, tote bags came into the scene and provided a sturdier and more reusable alternative to plastic or even paper bags.

The more we reuse them, the less need we have for both paper and plastic. To further put things into perspective, the UK Environmental Agency states that we need to use a canvas tote bag at least 330 times to counter the environmental impact of a plastic bag used only once!

Before you grab a tote bag, make sure to use one that is made of hemp. A cotton bag has to be reused at least 173 times to compensate for the waste that it produces from production to packaging to disposal. On the other hand, factories can process hemp using fewer resources because they can be produced faster in larger quantities. Its stiffness can also add to the strength it offers when carrying heavier loads.

Conclusion

Next time you shop or do the groceries, opt to bring your own tote bag. They come in various sizes, can be folded and neatly tucked in your bag. 

And for those of you who vape, you can also contribute to a sustainable environment by choosing the Bidi™ Stick, which is manufactured by Bidi™ Vapor. It is made with premium quality materials that allow them to be recyclable.

Bidi Vapor, through Bidi™ Cares, its environmental platform, urges Bidi users to return their empty Bidi Sticks. For every 10 empty Bidi Sticks returned, a Bidi user receives one free Bidi Stick on his or her next purchase.

For more information, visit www.bidicares.com.  

 

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Here is Why World Soil Day is Important

Soil erosion has become an increasing problem, threatening global food security. World Soil Day aims to raise awareness of this important issue.

Often taken for granted, the dirt beneath our feet, helps sustain the food that we need to survive. Nutrients in soil sustain crops, fruit-bearing plants, and trees, therefore all the raw ingredients needed to nourish the human body. Soil is vital for our food security and for the survival of humanity.

The Effects of Soil Erosion on our Environment

In science, we learned that soil erosion is one of the main reasons for natural resource reduction. It happens when wind, tillage, or waterflow weathers away topsoil. Natural disasters like mudslides and floods happen due to soil erosion.

Moreover, harmful activities like abusive farming methods can degrade nutrients for the soil. These adversely affect the quality of the soil. When this happens, the soil becomes less suitable for planting crops and vegetable production.

The loss of fertile land also leads to more pollution and clogs rivers and streams affecting the fish population.

Here are a few reasons why we should take care of the soil and prevent erosion:

Population Growth Increases Soil Erosion

As the world population increases, so does the demand for food. Hence, healthy soil is essential. According to the United Nations, a soccer field of land is subject to soil erosion every five seconds. 

As the population increases, pollution, chemical fertilizers, illegal logging, and deforestation contribute to soil erosion.

World Soil Day encourages every individual, community, organization, and government to be proactive in improving soil health. 

Our Food Supply Depends on Healthy Land

Human survival depends on food, so naturally, the health of the world’s soil is tied directly to the food supply and our very survival.  Soil damage can eventually lead to food shortages and decreases in food quality. Ultimately it will affect the health of the world’s population.

The Future Generations Need It, Too

We are the stewards of Earth’s natural resources. We are responsible for taking care of these natural resources to sustain the future generation. The growing degradation of the soil and the destruction of the environment mandate is calling for action.

Planting trees, adopting new and sustainable farming methods, and building dams to slow down the run-off water will all become necessary steps to mitigate the effects of soil erosion.

World Soil Day

To drum up awareness for the need for global food security, the United Nations (UN) observes  World Soil Day every December 5. Its history goes back to 2002 when the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) recommended commemorating such a basic resource..

In June 2013, the FAO conference officially endorsed it to the United Nations. Then finally, in December 2013, the first official World Soil Day occurred a year later, on December 5, 2014, as designated by the UN General Assembly.

Be a Responsible Recycler

Recycling goes hand in hand with combating soil erosion and other environmentally conscious movements. 

Bidi™ Cares is a program by Bidi™ Vapor, which advocates the recycling of its Bidi™ Stick vape devices. For every 10 used Bidi Sticks returned, a customer gets a FREE Bidi Stick on their next purchase.

Waste recycling is how Bidi Vapor observes World Soil Day. 

Do you have suggestions to lessen soil erosion? We’d love to hear from you. Contact us now! 

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Why We Need National Recycling Week to Last All Year

Recycling is one of the best methods of protecting the environment and to safeguard our health. Participate in National Recycling Week.

Waste, whether household or industrial, has been an increasing problem. It threatens the environment and our health.

The World Bank warned in 2018 that global waste production is estimated to increase by 70 percent by 2050. Two billion tons of waste are churned out by people every year. Unless urgent action is taken, we can expect this number to further increase, given the growing world population and human consumption levels. Complicating things is the gross mismanagement of waste.

The United States is the largest contributor of waste in the world as each citizen contributes an average of over 400 lbs. of garbage a year.

The worldwide campaign to manage waste and protect the environment has resulted in a brief, catchy slogan: Reduce, reuse, and recycle.

There are several ways to manage waste disposal, including landfills, incineration, recycling, and open dump. However, according to the Sensoneo Global Waste Index 2019,  recycling “is the best method for managing waste.” It defines recycling as the process of converting waste into new materials.

In our daily life, recycling becomes familiar to us when we see garbage bins labeled with “biodegradable waste” and “non-biodegradable waste.” These wastes go through different processes of recycling.

National Recycling Week

In Australia, the environmental foundation, Planet Ark, initiated National Recycling Week in 1996. The non-profit organization worked with the community and some business organizations to look for simple ways to take care of the environment. Planet Ark is the largest reuse and recycling information hub in Australia.

The foundation aims to create a sustainable environment through recycling. They help educate people on the importance of proper recycling. Promoting community and industrial recycling initiatives is one of their goals as well.

Additionally, National Recycling Week offers people the tools they would need in recycling at home and in the workplace. These tools are also necessary for minimizing plastic wastes and improper waste disposal in the oceans. Forum discussions on the benefits of recycling are also held during National Recycling Week.

Because of the urgent action needed to address the mounting waste problem, as the World Bank has announced, wouldn’t it be ideal to run the waste recycling campaign for the whole year?

Here are some reasons:

People Forget

Ideally, we should practice recycling the whole year-round. Every day, however, we seem to have a lot on our plate, and we tend to forget. Reminding people only occasionally won’t create a habit. This foundation aims to instill in people’s minds why recycling should be a part of our daily lives. 

We Can Learn a Lot About Recycling

Recycling can be a puzzle with many lessons to learn. Aside from the basics, there are concepts of recycling that the foundation focuses on, such as reusing old products. 

We Can Contribute to the Conservation of Our Natural Resources

In roughly ten years, we may experience a shortage of Earth’s natural resources. However, as soon as we start to conserve, we get to enjoy more of these resources.

Not only that, by actively engaging in the campaign to recycle, we also help mitigate health risks.

Bidi Cares and Recycling

Bidi™ Cares encourages people to take responsibility when we use our vape pens. If you return 10 used Bidi™ Sticks through your Bidi account, you are helping cut waste. If you turn in 10 sticks, you’ll receive one for free on your next purchase. Talk about proper waste disposal!

As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect. We should all strive to create a better place to live in for everyone. 

Recycling boosts sustainability and supports our environment.

Dispose of your Bidi Sticks the right way with our Bidi Cares recycling program. Save your Bidi Sticks, save our planet!

 

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Here are 5 Tips on How You Can Get Involved in World Environment Day

On June 5, we celebrate World Environment Day worldwide. You too can create a significant impact with simple efforts. Bidi cares for the environment and has gathered information on how you can help.

World Environment Day is a global platform that inspires positive change and has done so since the UN declared it an official day back in 1972. It is being celebrated yearly on June 5, engaging both governments, businesses, celebrities, and you to participate in the debate and efforts to help save our planet. 

A different country hosts each year, and this year it’s Colombia in partnership with Germany. The focus of this year’s World Environment Day is biodiversity because it’s time for nature. We have gathered a list of simple ways you can help get involved in this year’s celebration.

Educate yourself

This year the focus is on biodiversity, or biological diversity, which is a term describing the variety of every living thing, including plants, bacteria, animals, and humans. The reason for this year’s focus is because around one million plants and animal species are risking becoming extinct, and we humans are one of the leading causes. 

All species have their role in our ecosystem to help keep it balanced and healthy. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it only underlines the importance of focusing on biodiversity as losses can increase the spread of diseases and viruses. To get involved, you can learn more about pressing issues on World Environment Day’s official website.

Use your Social Media Platforms

We all have a voice, and in times where almost everyone is on some social media platform, you can use yours for good without even leaving your couch. UNEP is sharing information on their social media that you can help share. 

Make sure you only share information from legitimate sources to avoid the spread of fake news. If you know any local organizations, you can tag them and encourage involvement as well

Involve in local projects.

Find out what your local government is doing to help save our planet and encourage them to make positive changes. There might also be projects you can get involved in from either the government or local organizations. If you have the resources, you can get your company, groups, institutions to partake in the World Environment Day. 

A global challenge you can join from your city is the Cities4Forests. They have created a competition for you to post an image of people with trees/forests where you can win cash.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

The biodiversity is dying because we humans do not take enough care of the environment. One of the simplest ways you can help is by reducing, reusing, and recycling what you have. In our everyday products and appliances, we have single-use plastic, single-use batteries, corrosive metals, to mention a few. 

When these end up in landfills and oceans, they cause severe harm to our biodiversity and also waste our finite natural resources. Since we can’t just ban all products in our life, it’s important to reuse what we can, and prioritize recyclability for those products we can’t reuse.

Save your Bidi, Save Our Planet.

At Bidi, we are aware of the potential dangers a vaping device can impose on the environment. We have worked diligently to ensure our Bidi™ Stick is recyclable. By using only high-quality components, we created a game-changer in the vaping industry. 

To further promote recycling, we launched the innovative Bidi Cares initiative to lead vaping into the future. You can make a difference and receive a reward simply by saving your used Bidi Sticks. 

We have already ensured they can be recycled, so all you have to do is return 10 used sticks, and then we reward your eco-conscious efforts by giving you a free Bidi Stick on your next purchase. 

Contact us now for more information. Happy Recycling! 

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Environmental Problems Posed by Batteries

Batteries can cause a lot of environmental issues. The good news is that there are solutions in place now which can help reduce the problems caused by disposed of batteries.

Do you know how many batteries are thrown away by Americans each year?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans manage to get rid of 3 billion batteries each year. Yes, you read that right, that’s billion with a “b,” which translates to roughly 180,000 tons each year of used-up batteries. That’s like an entire mountain of piled up old batteries!

How can so much waste impact the environment?

This article looks into the effect of batteries in the environment and what we can do to lessen their effect.

The  Massive Impact

The sheer amount of the batteries being disposed of each year is a problem already, and the fact that these batteries contain highly toxic materials complicates it further. If not handled properly, they cause not only pollution but also serious contamination.

The problem with throwing away batteries and other waste materials is that they still have to go somewhere. They don’t just magically vanish. They end up in landfills, which no longer has enough space.

Then there is the fact that these batteries contain materials that can harm humans and the environment. What are some of the materials inside batteries that can be problematic? Here are a few:

  • Cadmium
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Lithium

These materials are highly toxic and can pose dangers to human health and the environment if they are not disposed of properly.

The impact of batteries on the environment is measurable using four indicators. Those indicators are:

  1. Natural resources consumption
  2. Climate change
  3. Air pollution
  4. Water pollution

It would help to check these indicators in depth.

Natural Resources Consumption

The manufacturing of batteries requires several materials, many of which are sourced from the mining industry. The extraction of these materials alone can already have some serious environmental effects. The ramping up of the production of batteries also means that the environment has to suffer more damage.

Even the more environmentally friendly method of extracting resources can still leave considerable damage to the environment in their wake.

Climate Change

The making of so many batteries can also have an impact on climate change and global warming. The factories that make modern batteries emit pollutants that contribute to the greenhouse effect, causing climate change and global warming. You may not feel the effects of global warming right now, but in other parts of the world, it is causing a major disruption in the lives of people.

Air Pollution

The manufacturing of batteries can make air pollution worse in the area where they are conducted. Air pollution is still a significant problem in some cities in developing and developed countries since it can cause serious diseases.

Water Pollution

Batteries contain toxins, which can be very harmful if they end up in the water system and bodies of water. Because of this, old batteries must be handled and disposed of properly to make sure they do not get to contaminate the water supply. Unfortunately, even properly disposed of batteries can still cause water pollution.

The Bidi™ Stick Battery

Most batteries in e-cigarettes contain heavy metals that need extensive treatment to remove all its residual metals. We did our research on how we can improve the recyclability and ensured every Bidi Stick contains a high-quality battery that has been certified by FCC, CE, and ROHS.

This is our way to promote the importance of recycling batteries for you and the environment. The battery used in a Bidi Stick is a cellphone-grade battery that is even better than a rechargeable battery and could be recycled for years!

The Bidi Cares Recycling Program

Bidi™ Vapor has seen the problem of improper battery disposal, which is why we have been using strong materials to increase the recyclability of the batteries in our Bidi Sticks.

We know that we have to do more, which is why we have launched the Bidi Cares movement.

Under this program, our customers can send back their used Bidi Sticks so those can be recycled. For every ten used sticks that you send to us, we give you 1 FREE Bidi Stick, which you can get on your next purchase of our products.

Batteries can have an impact on the environment, but we can lessen its impact with initiatives like the Bidi Cares Recycling Program.

Contact us now for more information. Join the movement now!

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How Bidi Cares Helps Protect Biodiversity

Biodiversity is an essential part of our existence, but it is currently threatened by improper waste disposal.  Bidi Cares aims to help catalyze change and put a stop to this danger.

Biodiversity, or biological diversity, is a collective term for the different forms of all living things, such as plants, animals, and other lesser common species such as microorganisms and invertebrates. It encompasses ecosystems and all water, land, and air species.

Over the years, biodiversity has been affected by the negative actions of man, including our improper waste disposal behaviors. Aside from the physical space, it takes up that destroys natural habitats, toxins in these wastes can also cause sickness in plants, animals, and even humans.

Biodiversity and Improper Waste Disposal

In terms of land, some countries have landfills especially designated for waste, but environmental dumping is still an existing problem. Waste materials passes from one country to another to avoid strict environmental laws until it ends up in a place with looser restrictions and affects the organisms there in the process.

As a result, harmful chemicals leach the soil that can be absorbed by plants, and animals can also ingest small toxic pieces of waste.

These landfills also affect the air, since they are responsible for methane emissions that trap thermal energy in our atmosphere. As a result, this increases the Earth’s temperatures and thus contributes to the phenomenon we know as climate change.

This problem does not end in the places where landfills exist–it can affect even the weather and temperature in different parts of the globe, and cause species to die, especially if sea levels rise or ice caps melt.

Dumping in waters has also been a persistent problem with a massive impact on aquatic wildlife. As the industrial revolution continues to rise, the quantity of waste in waters is also taking on a greater magnitude.

Coral reefs are affected, and the toxicity of fish ingested by humans is increasing. The noxious chemicals also diffuse in the water and reach other non-contaminated areas, polluting even clean waters as time goes by.

What are we currently doing?

Some people may not currently realize the impact of improper waste disposal, but the perspectives are slowly changing. According to Green America, an environmental agency, youth groups are converging to help fight against climate change, travelers are becoming more eco-conscious, and the popularity of organic foods is rising.

Companies are also starting to go green by creating recycling movements and using sustainable materials. One notable company that actively helps against improper waste disposal is Bidi™ Vapor.

Bidi Vapor and the Bidi Cares Program

Bidi Vapor is a company that created a game-changing vape product, the Bidi™ Stick, with its customers and the environment in mind. Made of high-quality recyclable materials, the company made sure that the aluminum body  is fully recyclable. Bidi Vapor aims to introduce a superior and sustainable product to the world, which can help reduce waste problems through Bidi Cares.

The Bidi Cares program lets users return a minimum of 10 Bidi Sticks. On their next purchase, they can receive 1 FREE Bidi Stick.

Through this program, Bidi Vapor can actively fight against improper waste disposal by encouraging its customers to adopt an eco-friendly mindset. The program also helps spread awareness against the harms of nicotine poisoning and toxic chemicals from vape batteries.

The world is in dire need of a change in mindset and behaviors when it comes to waste management. As Bidi Vapor and other eco-friendly companies continue to catalyze positive change, it becomes easier for the everyday person to adapt and adjust for the benefit of future generations.

For more information about this program, you can visit the website and contact us now!

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Conservation or Destruction: What are The Impacts of Smoking & Vaping on The Environment?

Bidi Cares for you and the environment, which is why we created an innovative program to ensure environmental conservation.

In times of Global Warming, we must consider how we, as individuals, can help fight the ongoing crisis. Whether you are smoking or vaping, you can help limit your environmental footprint with simple steps. The change starts with you!

Climate Crisis

According to NASA, we know with a 95% probability that humans create the current climate crisis we are facing. The greenhouse gases we create get trapped in the atmosphere, causing the planet to heat up. One of the most impactful greenhouse gasses is carbon dioxide, and the levels have never been as high as now, and it is damaging our planet.

Ice sheets are shrinking, sea levels are rising, and extreme weather is increasing, just to mention a few. These changes inevitably affect humans and wildlife across the globe. Since the industrial rise back in the 1950s, we have seen a drastic change, and we now stand at a point where we have to act.

The Environmental Impacts of Smoking

A significant contributor to environmental destruction is deforestation. According to WHO, deforestation is responsible for 20% of the harmful carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Trees naturally absorb excess carbon dioxide, leading to fewer greenhouse gasses damaging our planet. One of the industries today dependent on cutting down trees is the tobacco industry.

It is estimated that we lose 200,000 hectares of the forest worldwide because of the tobacco industry. Besides deforestation, the filter from cigarettes is not biodegradable and would eventually end up in our landfills. The residue of nicotine leaks, causing damage to groundwater, ecosystems, is also a potential danger to wildlife.

The Environmental Impact of Vaping

The production of a vaping device requires less natural resources than producing a cigarette since vaping devices do not have tobacco in them. Manufacturing of all products requires some level of carbon dioxide for transportation and other necessary actions; however, it does not seem to measure with the extreme harm caused by the tobacco industries and their addition to deforestation.

Improper disposal is one of its potential negative impacts of vaping devices. Besides residual nicotine ending up in our landfills, the components, especially the battery in the vaping device, can cause damage to our environment. Batteries contain corrosive and potentially harmful metals that can impact our ecosystem and the environment.

Environmental Conservation

After the industrial rise in the 50s, the increased production of electronic devices has caused a rise in electronic waste as well. With the rapid expansion of technology and higher demand from people, we are creating massive amounts of electronic waste daily that, if improperly disposed of, can cause harm. Besides the environmental impact improperly disposed of electronic waste causes, we need to ensure that all resources used in the creation don’t just go to waste.

We can help conserve our environment by being conscious about our consumption and recycling habits. Electronics devices can be recycled if they are made from high-quality materials, which means you have the power to help our planet by simply recycling.

Recycling Vaping Devices to Conserve Nature

Cigarettes are not recyclable, but vaping devices are. However, in some cases, it can prove a bit difficult to recycle vaping devices because not all waste sites have the resources to recycle the components from all electronic waste.

Because it is not common to have dedicated vape bins, some areas might even encourage you to dispose of your vaping device in the regular trash bins. In essence, this is highly discouraged as the components can cause severe damage in landfills.

Here at Bidi™ Vapor, we are aware of the difficulties that many can experience when they try to make eco-friendly choices about recycling their vaping devices. Thus, we created Bidi Cares to help save the planet, one vaping device at a time.

Bidi Cares Recycling Program

Vaping isn’t for everyone, and it is important to be aware that nicotine is addictive. For adult smokers who already use vaping devices, we want to help you make it easier to be sustainable. Bidi Cares is an innovative recycling program to help limit electronic waste from vaping devices.

We ensured our Bidi™ Stick is made with excellent materials for easier recycling. Besides this, we knew we had to do more since not all waste sites accept even high-quality vaping sticks, so we created a recycling program where you get rewarded for recycling. Every time you return 10 used Bidi Stick to us, we give you one new Bidi Stick for free on your next purchase. You can learn more about our recycling program here.