REPOD VAPE RECYCLING NZ PROGRAMME
Recycling is rewarding with RePod^. Not only are you doing the right thing by ensuring your pods and devices are kept out of landfill, but you can get Vuse+ points just for taking part. We’ve given away thousands of dollars’ worth of Vuse+ points already. To get your share just recycle your Vuse with RePod*.
For every 20 Vuse e Liquid pods or 4 Vuse vape devices you return to us, we’ll reward you with $10 worth of Vuse+ points.* Just follow these four easy steps.
*T&Cs apply. ^Vuse devices contain materials that are mostly recyclable. Non-recyclable materials include silicone, rubber, foam and ceramics.
HOW TO RePOD
GET A RePOD FREEPOST BAG. You can get these by adding one to your cart when checking out online at vuse.co.nz. If you’re in Auckland, you can grab one from our vape specialty store Vusionry at 270 Broadway, Newmarket.
START COLLECTING YOUR FINISHED VUSE PODS UNTIL YOU HAVE A MINIMUM OF 20. If you have any Vuse devices, you can recycle the battery and metals of these too. We’ll accept a maximum of 4 Vuse vape devices, per bag.
SEND THE FREEPOST BAG BACK TO US IN THE MAIL OR DROP IT OFF AT VUSIONRY. Write your name and email on the bag, then make sure the bag is fully sealed and take a photo of the track & trace barcode. Then put the bag in your local post box and wait for our email confirming we’ve added the Vuse+ points* to your account. If you don’t already have a Vuse account we’ll send you an email to set one up.
RELAX, WE’LL TAKE IT FROM HERE! *T&Cs apply.
HOW WE RECYCLE VAPES AND VAPE PODS
You may be wondering how do you dispose a vape? And what happens to your products after you return them, so we wanted to share the process with you.
First, the pods and devices are separated, weighed and counted.
They’re then shredded into tiny pieces.
CATCH e LIQUID
All remaining e Liquid is collected in catch-bins and and disposed of responsibly.
The shredded pods are transferred to separating machines which:
- Agitate the pieces, forcing them through a magnetised tunnel to remove any metal components.
- Attempt to remove small, light, non-plastic pieces such as cotton.
Any remaining metal amongst the plastic is then manually removed with handheld magnets.
All collected metals & batteries are transferred to other recyclers.
The remaining plastic is then rinsed to remove any nicotine residue.
The dried shredded plastics are then transformed into reusable products.
To date, thanks to the 1,259 customers who’ve returned product through RePod, we’ve diverted over 100,000 pods and devices from landfill. We’ve also turned 60kgs of materials into garden pavers. And that’s just the beginning, we’re actively looking for new innovative opportunities to recycle the remaining materials and products.
What can you do with old e-cigs?
Your Vuse devices and pods can be recycled through RePod, our recycling program.
Do I have to pay to return my vape?
No, the RePod recycling programme is free. In fact, we’ll even reward you for taking part. For every 20 e Liquid pods or 4 devices sent back to us, you’ll earn $10 worth of Vuse+ points*. These points can be used when shopping online at vuse.co.nz.
Which Vuse products can I send back to be recycled?
The following Vuse products can be returned:
ePod 2 vape pens
ePod 2 e Liquid pods
Vuse Go 500 puff
How many vape products can I send in per bag
Please follow the guidelines below for the quantities required per freepost bag. If you don’t have this amount of products currently, start collecting your used Vuse products and send them in once you reach this amount.
Vape devices - Maximum of 4 devices per bag.
e Liquid pods - Minimum of 20 pods ber bag.
Can I drop my vape products off rather than posting them?
If you want to return your Vuse vape products in person, you can bring them to our vape store, Vusionry: 270 Broadway in Newmarket.