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    The Only Recyclable Pod

    In a world-first for vaping pod systems, alt. has collaborated with the global recycling giant TerraCycle to develop a recycling programme specifically for alt. products.

    Cigarette butts are the single greatest source of ocean trash

    Every year 5.7 trillion cigarettes are smoked worldwide. Cigarettes make their way to our waterways and into our seas. Cigarette butts are the number 1 man-made contaminant in our oceans.

    We designed alt. as a harm reduction tool to limit the damage smoking does to people. We designed our recycling programme as a harm reduction system to limit the damage we inflict on our planet.

    How it works:

    Please watch the video for a quick guide on the programme.

    Option 1. Drop Off in Store

    Return your used pods to a VAPO Store located around New Zealand.

    Simply deposit your used alt. pods in the alt. pod recycling bins at any VAPO Store. Details of store locations below.

    Option 2. Mail in for free

    Our recycling partners TerraCycle have developed an online portal that creates prepaid tickets so you can mail in your alt. pods from any location for free!

    More details of this programme can be found here.

    Option 3. Reach out to us!

    If you are having trouble finding a VAPO Store or working out the online system please contact customer service on We can help you with the best solution for you to recycle your alt. pods.

    VAPO Store Drop-Off

    VAPO Stores are found throughout New Zealand. VAPO staff are specially trained in vaping and the New Zealand company has over 5 years vaping retail experience.

    You will find alt. recycling drop-off bins in all VAPO Stores. Head in to drop off your pods to be recycled, if you are in any need of assistance with your alt. or any other vaping enquiries.