Is Hemp Plastic The Future of Packaging?

Can Hemp replace plastics?

Plastic is bad. It’s clogging the oceans, killing fish, and, generally, making us all have a bad time. Numerous solutions to this global problem have been put in place, some are effective, while others are fairly useless. One solution would be to replace all packaging with something more sustainable than plastic, but what could that be? Turns out, it’s hemp.

An American company, Sana Packaging, introduced a line of totally sustainable reclaimed plastic. The product recycles plastic reclaimed from the ocean, and uses 100% plant-based and chemical-based hemp to create a line of environmentally friendly chemical hemp.

 

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Thank you, @leafly! We’re honored to have you telling our story 💙🙏💙 Ocean plastic pollution is an extremely abundant resource that can be recycled to significantly reduce the use of virgin plastic material. Recovered ocean plastic can replace almost any plastic product being made today 💙🌊💙 LINK IN BIO! • • • • • “A new company, Sana Packaging, has created a line of packaging for cannabis products using plastic removed from the ocean. The project is the first of its kind in the cannabis industry and could help solve the question of how to keep cannabis packaging sustainable, while also protecting the ocean.” • • • • • Check out our partners: @oceanworks & @oceansmade 💙 • • • • • #sanapackaging #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #cannabispackaging #sustainablecannabis #sustainablepackaging #denver #colorado #coloradocannabis #losangeles #venicebeach #california #californiacannabis #portland #pdx #oregoncannabis #seattle #washingtoncannabis #alwaysimproving #oceanplastic #plasticocean #recycledplastic #oceancleanup #savetheplanet #cleanseas #planetorplastic #saveouroceans #recycledoceanplastic #oceansmade #seaplasticdifferently

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Their first run of reclaimed plastic and hemp packaging managed to remove 4 tons of plastic waste from the oceans. On top of this hemp is a highly sustainable crop, it grows quickly, and doesn’t need any harmful pesticides.

Hemp is Versatile

Hemp has a huge range of uses, it can be converted into everything from fabric and diesel, to the airframe of a small plane! It’s no surprise that it can be used to create effective and sustainable packaging.

The current range of plastic packaging is making its debut in North America, with several states singing its praises. These states happen to be the ones leading the way in cannabis legalisation, so it’s safe to say that they have found other uses for the cannabis plant aside from packaging.

 

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The 70mm Sana Tube is the second reclaimed ocean plastic product we’re launching (after the 110mm Sana Tube). Reach out to info@sanapackaging.com for more information and follow the link in our bio to learn about our partnership with @oceanworks (& @oceansmade) 💙🌊💙 • • • • • #sanapackaging #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #cannabispackaging #sustainablecannabis #sustainablepackaging #denver #colorado #coloradocannabis #losangeles #venicebeach #california #californiacannabis #portland #pdx #oregoncannabis #seattle #washingtoncannabis #alwaysimproving #oceanplastic #plasticocean #recycledplastic #oceancleanup #savetheplanet #cleanseas #planetorplastic #saveouroceans #recycledoceanplastic #oceansmade #seaplasticdifferently

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Eight million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean every year, and microplastics have been found at the most remote depths of the ocean floor. This pivot away from petrochemicals and towards sustainable, biodegradable plastics is a must if we hope to reverse some of the severe damage industry has done to the planet.

Justice Bugatti
Justice Bugatti
Justice is an amateur botanist and an avid long-board skateboarder. His passions include conservation activism, health supplements, and playing rhythm guitar for his ska band, Trouser Panic.