What Are The Most Eco-Friendly Vape Kits?

Our favourite reduced-waste vape kits.
By Melanie, Copywriter
23 Jan 2024

Whenever vaping’s in the news, you’ll often see that its environmental impact is discussed. Responsible retailers will have solid sustainability policies and choose to use environmentally-friendly packaging or offer recycling schemes. But how can individual vapers make their vape a little greener?

Your choice of vape kit has a big impact on how much waste is created. In general, kits that require more maintenance – such as refilling, recharging or changing coils – will be more eco-friendly than kits that require zero maintenance, such as disposable vapes. This is because you’ll only replace small parts and refill your kit rather than throw away the entire thing.

Below, we’ve put together a list of our favourite eco-friendly vape kits. We’ve based our choices on how many components need to be disposed of, how easy they are to recycle and even how durable they are. And, just like with all of our top ten guides, we’ve also taken customer feedback into account to make sure we’re only recommending the highest-quality kits that real vapers use.

Features
Vaping Style: MTL
Activation: Inhale Activated
Airflow: Fixed
Coil Type: Built-In Coil Pod

If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly alternative to disposable vapes that’s just as convenient and low-maintenance, you’ll find your answer in our prefilled pod vapes. Of these, the Elfa Pro kit is a customer favourite. It uses pods which come ready-filled with nic salt e-liquid, and all you have to do to get started is break the seal on the pod, insert it into your device and inhale on the mouthpiece to vape.

Elfa Pro pods come in a wide variety of blends, including ones inspired by the best-selling Elf Bar disposables such as Strawberry Raspberry, Cherry Cola and Watermelon. When one pod is empty, it can simply be replaced. Unlike with disposables, you won’t need to replace your entire device – just a small pod. If this kit sounds like the vape for you, check out our Elfa Pro bundle, which includes 7 pods in your choice of flavour at a more budget-friendly price. It’s an ideal way to get started with a pod kit.

Features
Vaping Style: MTL, RDTL & DTL
Activation: Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Coil Type: Built-In & Replaceable Coil Pods

The Vaporesso Luxe XR Max pod vape makes our list because it’s so versatile, it’s like having two vape kits in one. The large built-in battery can deliver up to 80W, and the device will automatically detect which coil you’ve chosen and output the best wattage to match. If you’re looking for a little more control, you can also adjust the power level yourself.

What sets this kit apart is its refillable pod which pairs with the massive Vaporesso GTX coil range. Within the series, you’ll find DTL, RDTL and MTL coils, so you don’t need to buy a second kit if you want to try another vaping style. This leads to less waste and means you can use any e-liquid you’d like. Plus, some of our customers tell us that they just keep a second pod with a different coil to hand to use when they want to change their vaping style, so they don’t need to carry another kit.

Features
Vaping Style: MTL
Activation: Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Coil Type: Replaceable Mesh & Standard Coils

The Innokin Adept Zlide kit is designed to be durable and long-wearing. This makes it an ideal choice if you’re looking for a greener vape, since it can more easily withstand the knocks and drops that might break other devices, causing you to need a replacement. Boasting an IP67 protection rating, it’s waterproof, dustproof, and the rubber body means it’s shockproof too.

The Zlide tank utilises replaceable coils, so there are no pods to dispose of – the only part that needs to be thrown away is the coil, and even they can be recycled. Within the Zenith and Plexus-Z coil ranges, you’ll find a variety of different MTL resistances on offer, so you can easily find one that suits your preferred inhale style.

Features
Vaping Style: MTL, RDTL & DTL
Activation: Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Coil Type: Replaceable Mesh & Standard Coils

The Voopoo Drag H80S is another really versatile option. It features a replaceable 18650 battery, which means that if the battery becomes worn out over time, you don’t need to dispose of your whole kit. Simply swap out your battery for a new one. Beyond that, it offers a variety of vaping modes such as Variable Wattage, Smart Mode and Eco Mode – which extends the life of your battery by lowering the power output.

The kit comes with a Voopoo PNP II pod, which is compatible with the massive PNP coil range. Within the collection, you’ll find a wide selection of resistances that provide you with everything from a tight, discreet MTL puff to a loose DTL vape that produces plenty of vapour, and everything in between. This means you don’t need to buy a whole new kit if you want to change your vaping style, plus, you can take your pick from our entire range of over 4,500 e-liquids.

Features
Vaping Style: MTL
Activation: Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Coil Type: Replaceable Mesh & Standard

If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly yet simple vape, look no further than the Innokin Endura Apex. Designed to be easy to use for vapers of all experience levels – even those who’ve never used a refillable kit before – it features a mess-free top-filling design and a convenient single-button design. Despite its simplicity, it still boasts features like adjustable airflow and variable power levels.

As the Endura Apex features replaceable coils, it produces less waste when compared to disposable vapes or built-in coil kits. Compatible with the Innokin Prism S coil series, which features several resistance choices, two of them are included so you can try them out and find your favourite.

Key Features
Vaping Style: MTL & RDTL
Activation: Inhale Activated
Airflow: Dual Fixed
Coil Type: Replaceable Coil Pods

The Uwell Caliburn GZ2 is just one of the popular kits in the Caliburn range. Even though it’s been designed to be pocket-friendly and compact, it houses a built-in 850mAh battery that’s big enough to last most vapers all day. The GZ2 combines inhale activation with a discreet, MTL vape that feels more like a cigarette.

Caliburn G2 pods are compatible with the Caliburn G coils. As the coils aren’t built into the pods and can be replaced, there’s less waste – instead of disposing of the whole pod, you only need to throw away the coil inside. There are several coil resistances to pick from, with each delivering an MTL inhale alongside differing levels of vapour.

Key Features
Vaping Style: DTL
Activation: Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Coil Type: Replaceable Mesh Coils

If you’re after a vape that’s powerful but eco-friendly, the Drag M100S checks all the boxes. The replaceable battery – which should last for 12 to 18 months – allows for a power output of up to 100W, and when the battery wears out, it can simply be replaced. Then, you can continue to use the kit with a new battery.

This kit comes equipped with the UFORCE-L, a sub ohm tank designed for use with high VG e-liquid. The tank is compatible with all Voopoo PNP coils, which are available in several different resistance options. No matter which one you choose, you’ll experience improved flavour production and boosted vapour thanks to their mesh build. Should you prefer MTL vaping, you can also pair any MTL tank with this mod – no need to buy a new one.

Key Features
Vaping Style: DTL
Activation: Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable
Coil Type: Replaceable Mesh Coils

The Vaporesso Armour is another option on our list that’s ideal for sub ohm vaping. It’s extra-durable, which means it will last longer before needing to be replaced. The mod requires two replaceable batteries and is capable of a 5 - 220W output. That’s more than enough to support the included Vaporesso iTank 2 tank, as well as virtually any other tank on the market – so if you ever want or need to replace your tank, you can continue to use the same mod.

Speaking of tanks, the Vaporesso iTank 2 is compatible with GTi mesh coils. Within this range, you’ll be able to pick from several different sub ohm resistance options. All of them feature a mesh design, so they’ll all allow for improved flavour and increased vapour production. These coils work best when paired with e-liquids that are at least 70% VG.

Key Features
Vaping Style: MTL
Activation: Inhale Activated
Airflow: Fixed
Coil Type: Built-In Mesh Coil

Surprised to see a disposable on this list of eco-friendly vapes? Completely understandable! But, let us explain. You might have heard criticism of disposable vapes because they can be difficult to recycle and are sometimes littered. That’s where Slix disposables come in.

Slix vapes ditch the usual plastics and metals found in most disposable vapes and are instead constructed from paper and silicone and can be disassembled. That means they’re an easily-recyclable disposable – something genuinely rare. You can request a free returns envelope from Slix, send your devices back to them, and they’ll recycle or recover over 99% of the materials used to make your disposable – including precious metals like lithium which are found in the battery.

Key Features
Vaping Style: MTL
Activation: Inhale Activated
Airflow: Fixed
Tank Type: Built-In Mesh Coil

Elf Bar 600 V2 disposables are upgraded versions of the original Elf Bar vape. There are a few key differences between the original and new versions of the Elf Bar, like an improved coil and more flavour options, but most importantly, the V2s are easier to recycle.

Elf Bar V2s feature a non-soldered design. The various components of the device aren’t actually bonded together – they can be easily separated by machines. This means that they’re much easier to recycle than standard disposables when they’re put in an electrical recycling bin.

Summing Up

There you have it – a guide to buying a more eco-friendly vape kit. We hope this has helped you decide on your next favourite kit! Remember, this is only a small selection of our massive range of vape kits, so be sure to browse the full range for even more ideas.

If you need any advice on vaping in a more eco-friendly way, or if you have any questions about vaping at all, be sure to get in touch with our customer service team. Our friendly vape experts are on hand to help, seven days a week, by telephone, email and live chat.


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