As electronic waste grows, battery fires are becoming more common. E-cigarettes containing lithium batteries are prone to dangerous explosions when disposed of improperly. As a result, landfills and waste facilities are experiencing more frequent fires, endangering the lives of sanitation workers and others, and posing the risk of wildfires stemming from these incidents, especially in rural areas.
Join the Public Health Law Center for this 60-minute presentation on the harms caused by e-cigarette waste and potential policy solutions to address this problem.
Maria Jensen, Recycling Electronics for Climate Action
Hudson Kingston, CURE
Zohal Khan, Public Health Law Center