According to businessgreen news on September 11, a YouGov poll showed that sales of disposable e-cigarettes may have doubled in the past year, and with them, more and more waste plastic and battery materials have been generated.
New YouGov polling data shows that 7.7 million single-use e-cigarette products are now sold in the UK every week, raising further concerns about the huge amounts of plastic and battery waste produced.
The research, based on an online survey of more than 5,100 British adults last month, shows sales of disposable e-cigarettes have doubled from last year, with annual sales set to reach 360 million.
Meanwhile, moves are also underway across Europe to tighten regulation of the fast-growing industry, with France laying out plans to ban disposable e-cigarettes and proposing an EU-wide ban from 2026. German Environment Minister Steffi Lemke also supports the move, and she hopes to ban disposable e-cigarettes across the EU.
The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) is considering commenting but has often opposed moves to ban or restrict the sale of disposable e-cigarettes, arguing that disposable products play a key role in helping people quit smoking.