SF Gate: Garbage from Washington state's booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills

SF Gate: Garbage from Washington state's booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills

Plastic packaging is becoming more and more of an issue. Here at SunGrown Packaging, our goal is to help the cannabis industry cut down their carbon footprint with our completely sustainable products.

“We’re seeing a lot of marijuana packaging in our public spaces,” said Heather Trim, executive director of Zero Waste Washington, which organizes litter cleanups. “Cannabis packaging is adding to our load, which then gets washed into our lakes and Puget Sound.”

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Build, Test, Repeat: Developing Sustainable, Compliant Cannabis Packaging

Build, Test, Repeat: Developing Sustainable, Compliant Cannabis Packaging

When it comes to developing cannabis packaging, things are only getting more complicated. Packages have to meet child safety guidelines and leave room for increasingly copious labeling. But packages are also a marketing tool, drawing attention and telling consumers about a product before they’ve even read a word.

It takes practice to walk that thin line, which is why Sun Grown Packaging has devoted itself to producing packaging solutions unique to the cannabis industry. Leafly sat down with Sun Grown exec Rob Nachtwey to talk about what his clients need, how the field is evolving, and what exactly happens during a packaging compliance test.

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