Single-use vapes are increasingly popular among young people, and contain electronics which are usually thrown away. The move is part of a wider strategy on reusing materials in the circular economy.
Minister of State Ossian Smyth told Joe Lynam on Newstalk Breakfast: “I’ve no problem with vaping… but what’s emerged in the last year is this idea of a single-use vape.
“You buy this thing, it’s got everything in it – the battery, the vape liquid, it’s a plastic tube – and when you’re finished, typically people are often throwing them on the ground,” he said.
“I think this is a product that actually just needs to be banned completely.” (See Here)