Wana’s new containers will reduce both its environmental and storage footprints
It’s no secret: The cannabis industry has a waste issue. Due to labeling regulations and product quality standards, many cannabis products are sold in multiple layers of plastic and packaging, leading directly to the industry’s carbon footprint problem. Now Wana Brands is advancing industry innovation by unveiling a more sustainable packaging solution for its artisan edibles. The new containers reduce three layers of packaging to only one, with a tamper-evident shrink band adding another level of security.
“Wana Brands wanted to reduce the amount of plastic waste in its packaging. This new container solution provides compliant, sustainable product storage that is reusable, recyclable and biodegradable,” said Wana Founder and CEO Nancy Whiteman. “Our new packaging combats the four adversaries of marijuana storage—moisture, oxygen, static charge and UV light—by being airtight, anti-static and UV light opaque.”
Wana’s new FDA food-grade approved plastic product containers will reduce both its environmental and storage footprints by eliminating the need for three layers of packaging, including a cardboard box, vial and plastic reclosable bag. The containers are machine-labeled with all relevant safety, compliance and branding information. The aesthetically pleasing sustainable packaging is recyclable but will also break down 90 percent faster than regular plastic products if it ends up in a landfill thanks to a biodegradable plastic additive. The sleek, modular storage solution streamlines operations across the cannabis supply chain, saving time, money and space. Wana Brands new packaging offers exceptional legal compliance and more shelf and storage space for distributors and dispensaries.
The new packaging features certified child-resistant and smell-proof containers with eco-friendly advantages. Wana Brands consumers can enjoy fresh products for longer while having peace of mind about child resistance. By purchasing Wana Brands products in its new packaging, consumers will reduce their environmental impact with less plastic waste. The new packaging is coming online in Colorado, Oregon and Michigan.