Sustainability is a critical issue in all industries, this is especially true for the cannabis industry. As more states legalize cannabis, the demand for CERTIFIED CHILD-RESISTANT PACKAGING solutions that are environmentally friendly has increased.
Why is sustainability important in cannabis packaging and what steps is the industry taking to reduce its environmental impact?
- Plastic Waste: Most cannabis packaging is made from plastic, which is not biodegradable or compostable and contributes significantly to the plastic waste problem. Plastic waste not only clutters landfills, but it also harms wildlife and releases harmful chemicals into the environment.
- Carbon Footprint: The production and post use degradation of plastic packaging generates greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Cannabis growers, manufacturers, and distributors have a responsibility to minimize their carbon footprint and reduce their impact on the environment.
- Consumer Demand: Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious, and they expect companies to take responsibility for their impact on the environment. By choosing sustainable packaging options, cannabis companies can show their commitment to the environment and appeal to consumers who are looking for eco-friendly products.
- Regulations: Many states have introduced regulations to reduce the environmental impact of cannabis packaging. For example, some states are clamping down on single-use plastics and requiring cannabis packaging to be made from recycled materials. Companies that fail to comply with these regulations may face fines.
To reduce the environmental impact of cannabis packaging, the industry is adopting sustainable packaging solutions such as:
- – biodegradable plastics
- – reusable containers
- – paper-based packaging
- – and packaging made from post-consumer recycled materials (PCR)
Sustainable packaging solutions not only reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, but they also offer a more attractive and convenient option for consumers. Sustainability is crucial in the cannabis industry, and companies that invest in environmentally friendly packaging solutions will benefit for years to come. Not only will they appeal to consumers who are looking for eco-friendly products, but they will also comply with regulations, reduce their carbon footprint, and contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment.
At CRATIV Packaging we take sustainability seriously and ensure that our products meet the highest standard for State and local sustainability requirements. With our state of the art Accelerated degradation, USDA certified Plant-Based (PB) packaging and our upcoming introduction of Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) packaging options, we are sure to have what your brand needs to deliver a sustainable future.