Vapers can start using new recycling bins at B&M stores in Lewisham, according to Lewisham Council.
The bins can be found in the B&M store in Catford, and will also be available in the New Cross store that will be opened in February.
B&M partnered with Wastecare Group, which installed the bins at its facilities across the UK, to help raise awareness about the irresponsible disposable of vapes that is practiced by many vapers.
The popular retail store has vape recycling bins installed in over 700 of its stores across the UK.
B&M has also partnered with vape companies, Supreme and Elfbar, to ensure the effective and safe disposal of vapes.
The Lewisham Council tweeted about the new bins: “Let’s vape responsibly and keep our community clean!”
B&M is trying to raise awareness about vaping, as the number of children who practice it is increasing.
The UK government has also recently banned all disposable vapes, as well as several vape flavours, in an attempt to reduce vaping and the wastage produced by vapes.
The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak said: “As any parent or teacher knows, one of the most worrying trends at the moment is the rise in vaping among children, and so we must act before it becomes endemic.”
The B&M group has partnered with several companies to make the recycling of vapes easy and possible.
Vapes are hazardous to the environment in many ways, due to the materials they are made out of and the toxins they release into the air.
This makes it hard to recycle the vapes easily and safely, while also being cautious of the environment.