I don't understand how are allowed. We're slowly figuring out that converting more & more of the Earth's resources into toxic garbage, with maybe a few minutes of utility in the middle of the lifespan, is a bad idea & increasingly European countries are beginning to ban food containers and cutlery. So why are little plastic cannisters of nicotine-laced solution that can poison wildlife with an internal battery allowed to be used a few times & thrown away?

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I'm pretty sure the majority of them are not disposed of safely in battery recycling, and even that's imperfect because it does nothing for the other materials and isn't 100% efficient even for batteries.

For that matter we have now, why are we still selling products require single use batteries or even developing new ones like the disposable phone chargers I've seen for sale in newsagents at train stations?

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So after I posted complaining about yesterday, Waitrose is going to stop selling them. I never knew I had so much power. I should use it wisely and go for something hugely damaging like sky lanterns or plastic grass next but I kind of want to post complaining about Marmite and see if that works theguardian.com/society/2022/d

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@afewbugs Totally agree.
I quit smoking early this year, replacing it in favour of vaping. It's honestly so much cheaper, and healthier (degree of health is variable), but these things have sprung up everywhere.

I will always prefer using my own vape, because it's reusable, refillable, reconfigurable, and I like the style. Once it dies, it goes in the tech box to recycle.

These just seem horribly inefficient and like you say, wasteful beyond belief.


Goes against the grain for me too.

Anything to get the profit at the cheapest possible price.

That's the very same reason manufacturers have gradually changed from metal / glass containers to #singleuseplastic since the 1980s.

@afewbugs great power should be used sparingly and wise.

So well done on the vapes.

Not a chance on marmite 😉 so you better target the other supermarkets to take out the vapes first.

@KFvMalssen I've actually been compiling an extensive list of everything I want to use my newfound power to eradicate from the world. So far I have
Plastic grass
Sky lanterns
Betting machines
Disposable barbecues
Coffee pods
All pesticides for domestic gardeners
All media owned by Rupert Murdock and the Daily Mail
And then after making the world a better place for all humanity I go mad with power and eradicate licorice, sweet-and-salty popcorn, Coca Cola & Strictly Come Dancing

@afewbugs I suggest you start at the top and work in the order of that list, so I can continue to enjoy licorice and coca cola a bit longer. 😀 🙏

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