Bidi Vapor started its own recycling program to help solve the increasing volume of global electronic waste.
The increasing number of electronic waste produced is becoming a global problem. The figures are staggering.
In 2019, the world generated 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste, according to UN’s Global Waste Monitor 2020, and only 17.4% of it was recycled. Such waste will reportedly reach 74 million mt tons by 2030, almost doubling electronic waste in just 16 years.
The Negative Effects of Electronic Waste
Electronics contain toxic substances that could potentially harm animals, humans, and the global environment. When it is thrown into a landfill, toxins leach into the soil and it could be harmful to the trees and plants that are growing from it. As it damages the human food supply, this could cause health problems and complications.
Aside from contributing to land pollution, electronic waste also contaminates water bodies. When heavy metals from electronics such as lithium, lead, and barium reach groundwater, it simply makes its way to ponds, streams, rivers, and lakes. This could harm animals and communities that rely on these channels of water for their nourishment.
When electronic waste is burned, hydrocarbons are being released into the atmosphere which pollutes the air that humans and animals breathe. Hydrocarbons also contribute to the greenhouse gas effect which is one of the main causes of global warming.
The negative effects of electronic waste in order to save the quality of our land, water, and air. Practicing proper disposal of electronic waste can help in reducing its harmful effects on the environment.
Bidi Vapor’s Initiative
Why did the BIDI® Cares program have a temporary shutdown?
Reactivation of the BIDI® Cares Program
Here is how you can participate:
- Fill out the recycling form. After sending the form, you will receive a return label to send your used BIDI® Sticks.
- After sending in the used BIDI® Sticks, these will be checked in our recycling facility. Once these are verified, you will receive an official email with the rebate coupon. You can scan the receipts using the link that is provided in the email.
- Adult consumers can use the rebate coupon to purchase BIDI® Sticks in any retail store. The rebate will be credited to their VENMO/Paypal account after 2-3 days.