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1,000,000 down. Plenty to go.

First off, whoa. Thanks to you, more than one million pieces of cannabis packaging have been collected, recycled, and given a second life. To be more specific, the Tweed | TerraCycle Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program has collected 1,145,809 pieces since October 2018. For those of you who visualize better with weight, that’s 22,929 lbs of packaging. And for those of you who visualize better with average-size adult males cows, that’s 9.5 bulls worth of packaging (or just 9 bulls if one’s on a diet). 

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With the Tweed | TerraCycle Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program, almost 900 collectors are helping to make sure that cannabis packaging doesn’t end up in landfills. There isn’t a province or territory in this country that isn’t participating in some way, so that’s pretty cool. Go, Canada, go.

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Here are some great reasons to participate with the Tweed | TerraCycle Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program:

 

  • You’re reducing waste (awesome).

     

  • It’s free (also awesome).

     

  • You’re helping keep the planet around a little longer (this, too, is awesome).

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If you’ve read this far and you don’t actually know what the Tweed | TerraCycle Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program is, you’re probably a little lost, but kudos to you for sticking it out. Allow us to explain. 

 

We’ll start with TerraCycle. TerraCycle is a global leader in providing waste-collection programs, taking your waste and turning it into something new—it’s a process called loop recycling. This waste is melted down into tiny plastic pellets which are then are molded into entirely new products like park benches, flowerpots, or something else equally as wonderful.

 

Since we really love what TerraCycle does, we partnered with them to collect the cannabis packaging you have, then have it recycled to soften the blow on the environment. Plastic packaging, tins, joint tubes, plastic bottles, plastic caps, flexible plastic bags—we want it all. If it has the red THC logo on it, we’ll take it. Just drop your packaging into one of the designated recycling bins at a Tweed | TerraCycle location and be on your way. 

 

Of course, there’s still a lot of work that’s left to be done when it comes to improving the environmental impact of the cannabis industry. Not acknowledging that would be pretty irresponsible in itself. However, Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it was built with good intentions. 

 

If you think recycling your cannabis packaging isn’t going to do a whole lot of good, that’s not entirely true. Did you know that 90% of the environmental impact for the average product comes from actually extracting and refining the raw materials needed to make it? 90%. Now imagine the impact of using recycled products. We’re not mathemagicians, but that percentage is definitely going to come down. 

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Hitting one million pieces is definitely a huge milestone, but now it’s time for you to help be part of the next million. We’re ready. Are you?

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