Too dangerous to throw away? Absolutely!
If you happen to vape nicotine then it is very likely you have come across JUUL's products, which has rocketed to a 54% market share in the nicotine vaporizer market according to the recent Mashable article.
The company is making efforts to invest up to $30M on education and awareness about teen use of
nicotine vaporizers, they company has made no meaningful investment in reducing its environmental footprint despite selling a product with toxic, lithium ion batteries.
While vaporizers do provide certain heath benefits to humans (no combustion vs. smoking a nicotine or cannabis cigarette), that does not mean that we can ignore the environmental impact after use. These products need to be designed to account for after use and reducing or recycling e-waste.