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One small act.

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One massive impact.

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Together with the Tweed | TerraCycle Partnership, we can all help make sure landfills don’t grow.

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Tweed has partnered with TerraCycle to develop the first national recycling program in the Canadian cannabis industry. When you take part—which is surprisingly easy to do—you’re contributing to a future where your cannabis waste gets a second life.

 

Already convinced? Jump right down to learn how you can take part and start making a difference.

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But wait, who is TerraCycle?

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They’re a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste. Instead of landfilling it, they move waste away from a linear system into a circular one, meaning your cannabis waste can keep cycling through our economy rather than sitting in a hole somewhere.

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Alright, so what is this partnership?

It’s designed to keep excess cannabis waste out of landfills. There are two waste streams as part of this partnership: the Tweed | TerraCycle Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program and the Tweed | TerraCycle Cannabis Vape Recycling Program.

 

Both programs take something old and turn it new again. It’s a beautiful cycle fit for our beautiful planet.

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What does each Tweed | TerraCycle program accept?

 The Tweed | TerraCycle Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program accepts outer packaging, inner packaging, tins, joint tubes, plastic bottles, plastic caps, and flexible plastic bags—if it came from a licensed producer (and it has the red THC logo to prove it), then you can recycle through this program. When the packaging arrives at TerraCycle’s facility, they take it, clean it, and melt it down into plastic pellets that can be transformed into new products...which can be recycled again and turned into newer products. You know, things like watering cans and park benches and loads more.

 

Then there’s the Tweed | TerraCycle Cannabis Vape Recycling Program. We worked hand-in-hand with TerraCycle to make sure our vapes can be recycled and given a second life, which is why only cannabis vape batteries and cartridges from Canopy Growth brands are accepted through this program.

 

Here’s a handy list of all the qualifying Canopy Growth brands:

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Tweed

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JUJU Joints 

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Tokyo Smoke 

Van der Pop 

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LBS

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Twd.

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Anything plastic will be pelletized and used to make new products (just like the packaging), and anything electronic will be shredded and sorted into precious metals. These metals then get melted and used for new products that are made of...well, metal. 

 

As comprehensive as this program is, people in some municipalities across Canada will not need to use it—there are local curbside recycling programs that do accept certain cannabis packaging. Click here to learn more about figuring out the recycling rules in your community. 

 

For the record, any of our beverage packaging will be recyclable in the blue bin. But if you happen to be in a participating Tweed | TerraCycle store, you can dispose of it in the same bin as regular cannabis packaging (i.e., not the vape bin). 

 

Since the original Tweed | TerraCycle Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program launched in October 2018, we’ve hit some pretty big totals with your help:

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2,603,058 pieces (52073 lbs) of cannabis packaging collected. 

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724 participating individuals 

435 participating retailers 

 

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Participating from all provinces 

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How do I take part?

Really happy you asked. There are two ways:

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1. At all Tweed and Tweed-partnered retail locations, there will be two (clearly labelled) boxes. One will be for cannabis packaging, no matter what brand it comes from. The other will be for Canopy Growth-branded cannabis vape cartridges or batteries. Simply drop your contribution into the corresponding bin, and walk away feeling good about doing good.

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2. If it’s simply not convenient for you to get to a Tweed store or one of our partner retailers, you can create a TerraCycle account, download a free UPS label, and mail your items directly to TerraCycle. Oh, and make sure you select the correct waste stream label—cannabis packaging and vapes are sent to two different facilities.

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