Art from vape pen discards

Disposable vapes and cartridges reach new highs every day and with them an enormous amount of post-consumer waste.

According to BDS Analytics, vape cartridges are the fastest-growing sector of California’s $2.5 billion cannabis industry. Millions of power supplies and cartridges are produced every year, and California is expected to account for nearly one-fourth of all cannabis sales in the U.S. by 2024.

With no avenue for recycling these products, it has a serious waste crisis to solve. A December 15 art show in Sacramento, UpcyclePop: Eco Holiday Market and Carts for the Arts Premier Exhibit, draws attention to this issue

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