Where do vapes go when they die?

42 min

Available until 13/06/2025

Vapes – disposable electronic cigarettes – are becoming increasingly popular, with young people in particular. But they quickly turn into tonnes of extremely polluting waste. More than half are carelessly thrown away and end up either littering the ground, or in a normal bin, from where they go to landfill. Despite assurances from the authorities, it's not clear how many are actually recycled.

This programme by Swiss broadcaster SRG SSR is part of the European Collection, a joint initiative from European public service media (ARD, ARTE, France Télévisions, SRG SSR, RTBF and ZDF), coordinated by ARTE.

Production

SRF

Country

Switzerland

Year

2023

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