Sustainable Cannabis Packaging, Steps To Consider According To New York Regulations

NY requires “at least 25% post-recycled consumer content into cannabis packaging”

Recently, New York regulators unveiled proposed marijuana packaging and labeling rules that include provisions to boost sustainability in the state’s recreational industry.

A Sustainable Program

As part of its sustainability program, New York requires cannabis businesses to incorporate “at least 25% post-recycled consumer content into their packaging and annually report key metrics on the implementation of their sustainability initiatives.”

After the state’s Cannabis Control Board (CCB) proposed the initial rules and accepted public comments; the New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) is now “sifting through the feedback and working on revised regulations that will again go before the CCB for approval once all comments are assessed,” said Lyla Hunt, the OCM’ deputy director of public health and campaigns.

“I just want to underscore the balance of the wide array of different critical public policy goals in releasing the packaging and labeling regulations,” Hunt added. “We’re really excited to move the needle and to be leading here on the environmental component. We’re really excited to work to help continue those good efforts.”

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