Tips for Sustainable Cannabis Packaging
Do you have a new cannabis business with online store functionality, but aren’t sure how to ship your products or what packaging is needed? Want to see how you can keep your cannabis packaging as durable as possible while still being effective and protective of your products?
There are a variety of cannabis products on the market, each with their own unique benefits. For example, edibles are a popular option for those who want to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without smoking it. They come in different flavors and can be easily carried around with you. On the other hand, there are the ever-popular bongs for those who prefer to smoke. Vaping is also a relatively new thing, but it is just as popular.
As the cannabis industry grows, there is a growing need for sustainable packaging solutions. When it comes to any online store, the packaging you use to ship your product is extremely important. It is important for the image of your company and the safety of the product that it can arrive in one piece.
Unfortunately, the wrappers weren’t very durable for very long and were incredibly wasteful. So here are some tips on how to have sustainable packaging for your cannabis business and products.
Reduce single plastic packaging
Many people are now looking for sustainable packaging, making it a deciding factor when customers choose which companies to buy from. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to incorporate sustainable packaging into your cannabis business. One of the first ways to do this is to reduce the use of single-use plastic packaging.
Single-use plastic packaging is one of the biggest contributors to waste and pollution in our oceans, which must be minimized. There are different alternatives to these single-use plastic packaging, such as cardboard or hemp packaging, which can be recycled and even decomposed in a short time.
Convert to paper packaging (hemp)
As mentioned above, you should try to minimize or reduce single-use plastic packaging in your products. There’s a reason that plastic wrapper is there, and so that means you’ll need a replacement for that plastic wrapper.
A great alternative to this plastic wrap is hemp paper wrap. Hemp is known to be one of the best all-around powerhouses in the world, and it has an incredible history of being used for paper. Hemp has very strong fibers, which makes it an excellent packaging material and an excellent alternative to plastic.
Recycle and reuse
When it comes to sustainable packaging for your cannabis business, another thing you could incorporate into your business is recycling and reusing different materials. You might consider buying recycled materials such as recycled cotton or recycled paper for your various packaging needs. Alternatively, you can reuse the packaging you have in your business. By reusing and recycling various materials for your packaging, you can reduce the amount of waste you create.
Last but not least, the last thing you should be using when trying to convert your cannabis packaging into sustainable cannabis packaging is straw paper. Straw paper is a by-product of harvesting wheat, and not only does it reduce the waste produced by these wheat farms, but straw paper makes an excellent packaging material.
Typically, it arrives as a woven material. However, companies are trying to figure out how to make it into a pulp that can then be made into paper. It is a more efficient way to make paper because it uses less water and energy than normal paper. It also reduces the waste created by other industries.
By using this type of paper, you not only help your own business, but also other businesses. This paper is naturally light yellow and is usually the same color associated with cannabis products like rolling papers and other hemp products.