Superfy Introduces Tailored Disposable Vape Collection and Recycling Solution, Revolutionising Sustainability and Safety in the Industry

Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 11:56 am

Superfy, a frontrunner in sustainable smart resource management solutions, has unveiled its customised disposable vape collection and recycling solution at the Resource & Waste Management Expo (RWM), the UK’s premier event for recycling, resource management, waste, and environmental services. This innovative combination of software and smart container technology is set to significantly enhance safety and operational efficiency in the collection of vape products.

With an alarming 1.3 million single-use e-cigarettes or ‘vapes’ discarded in the UK each week [i], the disposable vape sector is on track to reach a global market worth US$14 billion by 2030, growing at a remarkable CAGR of 11.2% [ii]. Manufacturers and distributors have been grappling with the environmental fallout of mass vape waste, compounded by the safety concerns posed by battery-based products. This has underscored the urgent need for a tailored solution in the collection and recycling of disposable vapes.

CEO Ronan Quinlan commented on the launch, stating, “We’re extremely pleased with the positive reception our sustainability-driven solutions have received from customers. The disposable vape market is one of our focal points, where we aim to address safety, collection, and recycling challenges for the sector.”

Superfy’s cloud-based software platform, equipped with sensors and smart containers, offers continuous monitoring of vape fill levels within the containers, along with temperature fluctuations. This data is leveraged to optimise collection routes and enhance safety through automatic SMS and email alerts. The solution is specifically designed for disposable vapes and other battery-based products, offering vape manufacturers a concrete solution for recycling their products after consumer use. Furthermore, the Superfy platform delivers real-time sustainability data, including CO2 savings and material reuse, along with comprehensive reports on vape unit collections.

Superfy identifies substantial synergy between its vape solution and battery recycling initiatives. The company is currently supporting a nationwide battery recycling program in Australia, promoting the installation of battery drop-off bins in supermarkets, schools, and large recreational facilities. In its inaugural year of operation, this smart technology contributed to a reduction in operational costs for 14,000 collections, amounting to 1,000 tonnes of batteries, across over 5,000 collection points [iii].

Superfy is bridging the gap in end-to-end battery recycling by offering tangible smart containers, sensor-based tracking, and real-time data to demonstrate compliance with extended producer responsibility requirements.

[ii] Disposable E-cigarettes Market, Grand View Research,

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