When we’re thinking about Things That Are Metal, we want horns.
Not a bunch of trash.
But e-cigs, like JUULs, are more than trash when thrown out. They’re metal. The wrong kind of Things That Are Metal. E-cigs create waste that's toxic, and some devices can even leak heavy metals and residual nicotine into the environment. Y'know, like biohazard waste.
And they’re working overtime since they’re not even JUST possible biohazard waste. They’re e-waste, which is a category formerly reserved for all the VHS players nobody needs anymore and that blender inexplicably seen on a roadside in Indiana. But now it’s everywhere.