Let’s start with the Tweed | TerraCycle Cannabis Packaging Program. It was designed to keep cannabis packaging out of landfills. 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. TerraCycle takes it, cleans it, and melts it down into plastic pellets that can be transformed into new products...which can be recycled again and turned into newer products. It’s a truly wonderful cycle.
Next up is the Tweed | TerraCycle Cannabis Vape Recycling Program. With cannabis vapes hitting the market, it’s important we do what we can to keep those out of landfills, too. Any cannabis cartridges and batteries collected will be manually disassembled and sorted by components. The 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.
We’ve worked hand-in-hand with TerraCycle to make sure our vapes can be processed and given a second life—so only cannabis vape batteries and cartridges from Canopy Growth brands will be accepted. If you’re wondering what counts as a Canopy Growth brand, here’s a handy list: