Here’s a quick start guide to recycling and repurposing TFS cannabis packaging.
So you consume daily, or weekly, or monthly, and you’ve started to notice how much plastic you are purchasing, throwing away and repurchasing. We get it – and don’t like it either. That’s why we put together a quick start guide on recycling and repurposing your TFS cannabis packaging.
In this article, we’ll cover:
Ways to repurpose TFS cannabis packaging;
How and where to recycle containers;
Q&A with some of The Fire Station team;
Sustainable products sold at TFS;
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Repurposing TFS cannabis packaging
For your office:
Paper clip holder
For your home:
Succulent starter pot
Storing home-rolled joints
For your car:
Loose change holder
How to prepare cannabis packaging for recycling
According to growcargo.com, there are 7 categories of plastic, in which the most common weed containers fall within the #5 category.
#1: Polyethylene Terephthalate, better known as polyester, which has gained widespread use in garments.
#2: High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), is the most widely used plastic in the world. This versatile polymer has the simplest chemical structure and is often made into grocery bags, water and juice containers, shampoo bottles, cereal box liners, and many other items.
#3: Polyvinyl Chloride, the second most used. Predominantly found in toys, cling wrap, food jars, cleaning bottles, and shower curtains.
#4: Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), which is used to coat the inside of milk cartons, make dry cleaning bags, and the thin, flexible water bottles.
#5: Polypropylene, which is typically used for ketchup bottles, yogurt, cottage cheese, water filters, and the pop tops for bud.
#6: Polystyrene, most recognizable under the name Styrofoam.
#7: All other plastics, of which there are thousands.
Once you’ve identified the category of plastic, call your local waste management facility and ask what steps you can take to properly recycle the containers.
Search local waste management facilities by location:
A few things to keep in mind
1. Do not return containers to TFS
Please do not return any containers to The Fire Station that have been used to house cannabis. We are not permitted to accept these due to state regulations.
2. Remove any residual cannabis from containers
Prior to recycling your containers, be sure to remove any residual cannabis. This can be done by rinsing them out with warm water and dish soap.
Q&A with The Fire Station team
We do consider sustainable packaging when purchasing products, although there is always room for improvement and we strive to continuously improve. The pop tops that we pack our cannabis flower into, as well as our exit bags, are recyclable.
A few brands that we carry with sustainable packaging are Glacier Cannabis and LightSky Farms. Glacier’s joint tubes are sustainable-biodegradable and home compostable, and Light Sky Farms packs their flower in recyclable cans.
– Brianna Battistoni, Purchasing Manager
At The Fire Station, we are always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the world. Recently, we’ve taken a closer look at our merchandise.
Our Allmade t-shirts are made from 50% recycled polyester (from recycled plastic, like water bottles), 25% tencel modal (from sustainable beech trees), and 25% organic cotton (US-grown). We chose Allmade because of the quality of the product, but also because the shirts are manufactured sustainably in ethical factories.
– Kelsey Potes, Marketing Director
While we don’t have our own line of products at this time, it is definitely something we’re considering. When we venture down that path, sustainability will absolutely be a consideration.
– Logan Stauber, CEO
GLACIER CANNABIS Grape Freezee House Pre-Roll - Recreational
LIGHT SKY FARMS Electric Peanut Butter Cookies Pre-Packed Jar - Recreational
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