Disposable vaping devices present several challenges to the current waste collection and recycling system, for example:

Where lithium-ion batteries are contained in waste devices, these can present a risk to the health and safety. When damaged, short- circuited, or overheated, these batteries can catch fire

The use of critical raw materials and plastic in a disposable product is wasteful.

These devices have a negative impact on the environment, especially when they are not disposed of in a responsible manner The Government currently has a public consultation and the potential policy options include: