Recently, I saw a news that “electronic atomization recovery” has become the action of half of the electronic atomization dealers in a country. That country is Switzerland.
According to swissinfo, the Swiss Sens Foundation and its suppliers have agreed on an industry solution that relies on “electronic atomization recycling bags” to recover electronic atomization. Half of electronic atomization manufacturers, importers and distributors have signed access contracts for industry solutions. The collection, transportation and recovery costs of electronic atomization are financed by the prepaid recovery amount, and the contract has been in effect since the beginning of July this year.
Upon request, SENS eRecycling will ship e-cigarette recycling bags to any e-atomizing sales outlets; These bags can be used to collect the returned electronic atomization and send it back to SENS eRecycling by post. Sales outlets and consumers can also hand over their used electronic atomization to any SENS collection point throughout Switzerland.
The plan is to achieve the goal that 50% of the electronic atomization can be recovered. It is operated in the form of a foundation to solve the problem of collection, transportation and recycling costs of electronic cigarettes. The foundation’s money comes from advance recovery funds from major electronic atomization manufacturers, importers and distributors. Now the Swiss Sens Foundation has agreed with its suppliers on an industry solution to launch a Swiss-wide electronic atomization recycling solution. Currently in Switzerland, it is CHF 0.15 (US $0.17), charged at a fixed amount of the sale price. It also requires retailers to take back all types of electronic atomization waste.
With recycling, most of the electronic atomization will be thrown in the trash and the status quo will change.
Switzerland, with a population of more than 8 million, is currently an important electronic atomization market in Europe.
The local electronic atomization measures are mainly TPD. Capacity requirements are consistent with the EU. However, any company manufacturing or importing electronic atomization must notify FOPH within one year after the product is placed on the market.
It is noteworthy that its electronic atomization sales have been growing over the past few years, and by 2022 it has imported 10 million of these products. Its numerous new electronic atomization products have entered the Swiss market in recent years and are becoming more and more popular, especially disposable, and the Elfbar brand is particularly popular among young people.
But most electronic atomization in the country ends up in landfills, rather than recycling equipment as required by the Electrical and Electronic Return, Recovery and Disposal Regulations.
In this way, at present, whether it is Switzerland or some countries in the United Kingdom, has supported electronic atomization recycling at the level, which may become a new trend. At the same time, with the advent of electronic atomization recycling industry solutions, the industry is moving forward in the direction of improvement.