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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.