Best Eco-Friendly Cannabis Packaging Companies

By Liam Noonan

7/8/21

Cities and countries across the world continue to adopt pro-cannabis measures and laws to meet a massive surge in demand. With so much growth, brands need to focus on finding sustainable packaging options. Not only is it better for the environment, but customers will take notice too

Unfortunately, companies often skimp on sustainable packaging and opt to save money on cheap solutions manufactured overseas. That’s why we want to highlight some of the best companies offering eco-friendly packaging options that you and your customers will love. 

Continue reading for a full list of sustainable packaging manufacturers.

What Makes a Weed Packaging Company Eco-Friendly? 

Countless companies in the cannabis space signal virtue with claims of sustainability. The truth is, the legal weed industry is not currently sustainable and packaging is one of the biggest issues. The average cannabis customer is at least somewhat environmentally aware, which means businesses that opt for truly eco-friendly solutions will be rewarded by consumers. 

We decided to focus on the following set of conditions when searching for eco-friendly manufacturers in the cannabis space. 

  1. Are the materials naturally sourced and biodegradable? 
  2. Is the packaging single-use or multi-use? 
  3. Are there any unnatural/harmful materials or chemicals used in manufacturing? 
  4. Are the manufacture’s product offerings eco-friendly? 
  5. Aside from the product, does the company make an effort to support sustainable practices?
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Sana is a Denver-based cannabis packaging company that focuses completely on eco-friendly solutions for legal weed products. According to their website, all packaging is designed for a completely circular economy with all containers sourced from 100% plant-based hemp plastic, 100% reclaimed ocean plastic, and other revolutionary green-friendly materials. 

Sana Packaging offers plastic-free solutions for most cannabis products including flower, pre-rolls, concentrates, vape cartridges, edibles, and topicals. Some of Sana’s current clients include Krucial, Vital Distribution, Seaweed Co., Grown Proper, and plenty more. 

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SunGrown is a cannabis packaging company where everything is made under one roof at their Oakland manufacturing and design facility. The mission is to provide legal cannabis companies with beautiful, sustainable packaging that reflects the quality and experience of the product inside. What’s more, SunGrown happens to be the first cannabis packaging company in the United States dedicated to sustainable packaging. 

SunGrown offers solutions like child-resistant packaging, inserts, custom packaging, shippers, and more. 

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Crativ is a cannabis packaging company from Denver that focuses on sustainable multi-use boxes. They promise eco-friendly solutions through recyclable marijuana packaging, shipping efficiency, biodegradable additives, eco papers, and plant-based packaging. More specifically, Crativ boxes also make for perfect reusable stash boxes once you are finished with the product. 

Crativ’s line of packaging boxes is perfect for pre-rolls, vapes, and even edibles. All of the storage solutions come complete with child-resistant packaging and a fully customizable branded identity. Some of Crativ’s clients include Pacific Stone, Johnny Ganja, Agua Dulce Organics, Smokey’s Cannabis Co., and plenty more. 

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Tree Hugger Container’s mission is to make the cannabis industry more sustainable by eliminating single-use plastics. Since 2017, Tree Hugger has been developing eco-friendly packaging solutions and forming strategic partnerships with key players in the industry. With a focus on glass jars and tincture bottles, Tree Hugger has you covered with all of your glass packaging needs. 

All of the products are 100% recyclable and made from recycled materials. Tree Hugger is also a member of 1% For the Planet where they donate 1% of all revenue to eco-friendly causes. If you need any more reason to like the company, Tree Hugger Containers won top honors in the 2021 Eco-Conscious Packaging category at the prestigious Emerald Cup

Original Green Containers, or OG Containers for short, is an eco-friendly flower packaging manufacturer based out of Newburg, Oregon. As an employee-owned company, OG Containers was founded with the goal of reducing the carbon footprint of cannabis packaging. The idea and passion started in 2015 when the founder of the company started seeing plastic weed containers littered around Colorado. 

OG Containers created their own solution with the manufacturing of bio-sourced, bio-degradable, and completely child-safe cannabis canisters. The proprietary material degrades when exposed to light and humidity, so even improperly discarded containers will biodegrade. More specifically, all of their packaging solution are manufactured domestically, which cuts down on their overall travel emissions.

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N2 is an eco-friendly packaging manufacturing company with a unique solution for cannabis containers. They are best known for their nitrogen purged and hermetically sealed flower tins. More specifically, their containers open with a tab like a sardine can, which functions with the nitrogen purge to inhibit mold. This helps pharma-grade flower stay fresh and potent throughout the entire delivery chain. 

The N2 product line includes a few different sizes and colors to help customize your brand’s offering. You can learn more about their innovative containers and why they work from the education portal on the N2 website.

Summary 

Cannabis presents the world with an exciting new industry that is slowly forming before our eyes. We believe it’s up to today’s companies to spearhead a sustainable route forward. If your company is looking to upgrade their cannabis packaging, hopefully this list helped point you in the right direction. 

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