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September 27, 2022 2 min read

The cannabis industry is growing at an unprecedented rate. And with that growth comes an increase in waste. A recent study found that the cannabis industry threw out 26% of what it produced last year! 

That's a lot of products that could have been used if proper waste reduction strategies were in place. 

Waste management is an essential issue in all industries- including cannabis. 

In Canada, which legalized cannabis at the Federal level in 2018, the government hasoutlined packaging and labelling guidelines.

According to their website, when it comes to packaging:

“Health Canada encourages the use of innovative and environmentally sound packaging approaches, provided the requirements in the Regulations are satisfied.”

One way to do this is to use environmentally friendly packaging.

Grove Bags is one solution to this problem. Made of biodegradable materials, Grove Bags help reduce the amount of waste produced by the cannabis industry.

 

Here’s how Grove Bags is focused on green practices, reducing waste and sustainability in the cannabis industry: 

Manufacturing Innovations

We're always looking for ways to enhance waste reduction practices in our manufacturing process. That's why we're excited about our new down-gauging initiative. By down-gauging, we can use less material in our bags without sacrificing strength or durability. 

These waste reduction initiatives help us lower our costs and be more sustainable as a business. We're proud to carve a new trail with innovations and waste reduction in the manufacturing industry.

Zero Waste

We're constantly looking for ways to reduce our ecological footprint and be more responsible with our packaging. 

Our state-of-the-art, energy-efficient machinery creates a zero-waste manufacturing process, so we don't produce unnecessary waste or pollution. 

We're constantly working on new initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint within our packaging supply change. We know these small changes can make a big difference to the environment.

Eco-Friendly Packaging

Our cannabis packaging is made with easy-to-recycle eco-friendly packaging that is safer for the environment. Our shipping operations are focused on reducing environmental impact and our carbon footprint. 

Grove Bags is committed to putting the environment first, and we hope you will join us in our efforts to reduce waste in the cannabis industry.

Vegan Inks

We know that air pollution is a massive problem in our world. Inhaling small particles can have serious health effects. We use vegan ink made from soybean oil to help reduce toxic emissions.

Unlike traditional petroleum-based inks, soy-based inks produce very few Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) - the pollutants that contribute to smog and health problems. Using soy ink can result in VOC reductions of up to 50%.

Key Takeaways 

By using products like Grove Bags, businesses can help to reduce the environmental impact of the cannabis industry.

And best of all, they help reduce the amount of waste produced by this industry.

If you're part of the industry, or even if you're just a cannabis consumer, you can help reduce waste by using Grove Bags.