This Cannabis Packaging Helps The Oceans | Valdamark Foil Packaging 

Cannabis legalization is currently working its way through the United States. More and more cannabis products are being manufactured and sold.

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Cannabis legalization is currently working its way through the United States. More and more cannabis products are being manufactured and sold.

 

Like any other product growing consumption means growing concern for the packaging waste that it generates. How do you make a booming industry more sustainable?

 

The biggest problem it creates is for the planets oceans. A study published in Science estimates that somewhere between 4.8 & 12.7 million tonnes of plastic packaging waste makes it way into the oceans every single year. 

 

The problem is Cannabis packaging already has high costs associated with it in that it must be childproof, labelled correctly and cost effective, as the products themselves are often inexpensive. 

 

Some brands have led the way using plastic packaging alternative including glass, cardboard, metal foil laminate & even hemp based materials. 

 

Many producers have switched to Foil Vacuum seal bags but even these are still expensive and need to be recycled. 

 

One of the packaging companies called Sana Packaging has even creates a new line that utilize plastic from the ocean. This innovative new project is the first of its kind and could help answer the question of how to create sustainable packaging for the cannabis industry. 

 

We Need Change!

 

Cannabis and the environment have long had an intimate connection.

 

Consuming cannabis can often encourage users to connect with nature by doing outdoor activities, going for walks or meditating outside. 

 

We need to become more aware of the impact our actions have on the planet & ecosystem. Cannabis inspires this.

 

Its no secret that Cannabis legalization has come more quickly than many expected. Could this growth be leaving the environment behind?

 

It is food for thought. 

 

Even more so when you consider that 6 out of the 10 legal cannabis states border with the ocean!

 

Cannabis producers need to find a sustainable way to do business.  

 

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