Alternatives to disposable vapes
Disposable vapes are an extremely popular vaping option at the moment but unfortunately, as they are designed for short-term use, they are not a very environmentally-friendly or budget-friendly option when used long-term. In this post we are going to be looking at the benefits of switching to an alternative to disposables, and talking you through some of the vape kits that offer a comparable flavour and vaping experience, while being more environmentally conscious and affordable.
Reduced environmental impact
Disposable vapes have an extremely simple design and come prefilled with e-liquid and with a built-in battery that is designed to last as long as the e-liquid inside. However, this design also means that disposables cannot be recycled as they contain a battery and other internal components.
The average disposable vape offers around 600 puffs per device which, depending on how much you vape, can last anywhere from a day to a week. This means having to replace the device regularly and when used long-term can result in a lot of devices ending up going straight to landfill.
By switching to a reduced impact option like a prefilled pod system or a refillable vape kit, the battery is rechargeable and will not need to be disposed of for a long time. It is only the pod or coil that will need to be replace, contributing less to landfill and reducing the amount of waste you are producing.
A more economical option
One of the most common reasons that people make the switch from smoking to vaping is to save money. Although disposables are an affordable option for a short-term vaping solution, such as if you are going to a festival and do not want to risk losing or damaging your usual vape kit, when used long-term the price can quickly add up.
Most prefilled pod kits are comparable in price to that of one or two disposable vapes, and from there the pods can be purchased in packs that usually contain two pods, each of which will last as long if not longer than a single disposable vape, but at a similar price point. This means that for the same price as a single disposable you can get double the amount of puffs, if not more.
Refillable pod kits can offer even more savings. Although the initial device may cost a bit more than a disposable, from there the cost of pods or coils and e-liquids becomes a lot more budget-friendly. One 10 ml bottle of e-liquid costs less than a single disposable vape, but contains 5 times the among of e-liquid, meaning that one 10 ml bottle will last as long as five disposable vapes, if not longer.
Vuse ePod 2
Vuse are known for their affordable and user-friendly prefilled pod kits, which are designed for new vapers and are very comparable to disposable vape kits in terms of flavour, size, and vaping experience.
The ePod 2 device has a similar size and shape to many disposables, and contains a built-in battery that can be recharged whenever needed, and can fast-charge to 80% in just 35 minutes.
Similar to disposables, the pods for the ePod come prefilled with e-liquid, and once the pod is empty it can be disposed of and replaced with a fresh one in just a click. This allows you to swap between flavours easily, and lets you change your pod in seconds, even when you’re on-the-go.
The ePod pods are available in a variety of delicious flavour options like watermelon ice, blueberry ice, and creamy tobacco, and contain 1.9 ml of nicotine salt e-liquid per pod. Selected flavours are even available in different nicotine strength options which allows you to select the strength that best suits your needs or reduce your nicotine strength over time. Each pod offers up to 950 puffs, and they are available in packs of two, so for the same price as a single disposable vape you are getting three times as many puffs!
Vuse are making a huge effort to become more sustainable and lessen the environmental impact of their products. In the last year they have changed up their packaging to eliminate any unnecessary or unsustainable elements so, depending on your local recycling restrictions, most of the packaging can be recycled.
Elf Bar Elfa
If you regularly use disposable vapes you have likely used or at least heard of Elf Bar, as they are one of the most popular manufacturers of disposables on the market. However, you may not have realised that they also offer reusable vape kits that make an excellent alternative to disposables.
Elf Bar’s Elfa pod kit has been designed specifically for disposable vape users who are looking to switch to a more environmentally and economically friendly long-term alternative. The Elfa has the same shape, look, and inhale as a disposable Elf Bar, but has a rechargeable built-in 500 mAh battery and uses prefilled pods.
Like disposables, this device has no buttons and is draw activated, so you just need to inhale through the mouthpiece to vape. The pods click easily into place and are available in all of the most popular Elf Bar flavours so you can still enjoy all your favourites. They also have the same 20 mg/ml nicotine strength that is found in many disposables.
Although the pods will need to be disposed of when empty, the battery can be recharged and reused time and time again, minimising the amount of waste you are creating. Plus, most of the packaging can be recycled in your usual recycle bin.
Each pack of Elfa pods contains two 2 ml pods for around the same price as a disposable vape, offer you twice as much bang for your buck!
Refillable vape kits
If your main concern when making the switch from disposables to an alternative is the environmental impact, a refillable vape kit is your best reduced impact option. These devices have a pod or tank that can be repeatedly refilled with your choice of compatible e-liquid, and the pod or coil will only need to be replaced once the coil has started to burn out.
The Vaporesso XROS Mini is a fantastic option if you moving from a disposable to reusable device, as it has a similar inhale and size to a disposable. It has a 1000 mAh built-in battery, which offers plenty of power to keep you going between charges, and can be refilled with any 50/50 or high PG e-liquid in whichever flavour or nicotine strength takes your fancy.
The pod has a top fill design and leak-resistant technology so it is easy to store in your pocket or bag without having to worry, this also makes it really easy to top up your e-liquid on-the-go.
An e-liquid range that is definitely worth a try if you are used to using disposables is the Bar Liquid 3000 range. This range has been designed to perfectly replicate the taste of all your favourite Elf Bar flavours, so you can enjoy them all day, every day in your refillable pod kit.
Bar Liquid 3000 e-liquids have a nic salt formula, the same as the e-liquid found in disposable vape kits, for an incredibly smooth inhale even at high nicotine strength. They are available in a 10 mg/ml or 20 mg/ml nicotine strength so you can select the option that is best suited to your needs.
Each 10 ml bottle of Bar Liquid e-liquid costs less than a single disposable vape but contains five times the amount of e-liquid, so you’re getting much more value for your hard earned money!