Discover how empty Vuse vape pods follow a waste-to-energy
incineration process while old Vuse vaping devices get recycled.
*Do not place Vuse devices in this bag.
Vuse pods are delivered to our partner treatment facility.
Our supplier shreds the pods and collects the e-Liquid.
The plastic from the pods is incinerated and converted into energy. This means combusting all the waste that could potentially end up in a landfill and converting it into steam for electricity production.
The collected e-Liquid is blended with flammable fluids and sent to a cement plant where it is used as fuel in cement production.
Once received at our partner’s treatment facility, the ePod device is removed from its packaging (if necessary).
Manual separation and dismantling is performed to prepare for shredding; mixed commodities are collected such as plastic, aluminum, circuit boards and batteries.
The device undergoes the first stage of size-reduction where it is broken apart into pieces that can be further processed.
Any material that was not removed at the sorting station proceeds into the second stage of size-reduction: a pulverizer breaks apart the remaining materials. Any pieces from the shredder that were not pure materials are liberated from each other.
The pulverized products pass through a series of magnets that removes any magnetic (ferrous) metals. It then goes through an eddy current separator to separate conductive from non-conductive materials aiming to separate aluminum as a final product. The pure commodity is produced at this stage and material prepared for smelting.
The collected metal is sent to the smelter where it is transformed into raw material for the manufacture of new products.