UK e-cigarette brand, SMOKO, has announced the success of green initiatives funded by their customers switching to e-cigarettes. They have been involved in several projects, including planting thousands of mangrove trees, Amazon rain forest protection, and solar power projects.
— SMOKO, a UK-based e-cigarette brand headquartered in Tunbridge Wells, has announced that they have become what is believed to be the world’s first carbon-negative vaping company. With a concentrated effort on going green, the company has directed its energy towards a range of sustainability projects, including those aiming to help save the Amazon Rain Forest.
Protecting the Amazon rain forest in Peru and Brazil
The company has prevented almost 250 tonnes of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere through its carbon offset programmes including protecting the Amazon rain forest in Peru and Brazil. Partnering with Ecologi, a team that uses donations to fund climate crisis solutions, they have also contributed to a solar power project in India, a landfill gas capture project in Thailand and a wind farm in Turkey.
Planting mangroves in Madagscar
As of July 2020, SMOKO has helped plant more than 10,500 mangrove trees, which will offset more than 3,100 tonnes of carbon in the years to come, the equivalent of removing almost 8 million miles worth of car journeys. These Avicennia marina mangrove trees, which capture over 4 times the amount of carbon per acre than temperate and tropical rain forests, have been planted on the northwest coast of Madagascar. Furthermore, mangrove trees provide new nurseries for over ¾ of all tropical fish, so Smoko’s project may also help to sustain the biodiversity of the local ecosystem.
How switching to e-cigarettes helps
In the past eight years, SMOKO has saved its customers more than £75 million from literally going up in smoke and prevented the consumption of more than 200 million cigarettes. However, aside from the health benefits of switching from vaping to smoking, each customer has also directly contributed to the green projects mentioned above.
“While we have hit these impressive milestones with our customers’ help, we wanted to ensure we are doing everything we can to reduce our company’s impact on the world around us. So, we have taken a look at our environmental footprint and CO2 emissions,” says SMOKO co-founder Mr Cameron.
To learn more about SMOKO E-Cigarettes, their range of sustainably developed products, and their green initiatives, you can visit their website at https://smoko.com/.
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