I’m sure many a vaper can relate to have too many empty bottles lying around. Maybe you’re someone that goes through a 30mL a day. All that can add up and create a lot of waste. So, I just wanted to take a second to talk with you about how to recycle e-liquid bottles and properly dispose of them.
Now i’m sure many of us think that just tossing used bottles into the trash or recycle bins is good enough. The major concerns with that are two fold: First, there are health threats that may occur when people, particularly children, might mistakenly pick these bottles up if they are carelessly disposed. Secondly, the chemicals inside e liquid can cause harm to the environment if disposed into the sewer system. This is because sewer treatment plants do not adequately destroy the materials and can end up entering the water supply.
So what is there to be done you might ask. Your first step in proper disposal should be to get a plastic ziplock bag and pour any remaining e liquid into it. Then add some kitty litter, sawdust, or other absorbent material into the bag, seal and mix it until absorbed. Then place that bag into the trash. Next, take your now empty bottle and add a little bit of kitty litter to absorb any excess juice that might be remaining. Your final step should be to place your freshly cleaned bottle into a recycling bin to be be reprocessed. That all, it’s not hard but will make a world of difference.
Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. -Cree Indian Prophecy