Sana Packaging is a sustainable packaging brand that is changing the narrative in the way the cannabis industry thinks about disposable products and waste recovery by developing cannabis packaging for a circular economy. Sana Packaging recently launched its third 100% reclaimed ocean plastic pre-roll tube: the Sana Ocean Tube 116.
“We’re really excited about the Sana Ocean Tube 116! Pop-top pre-roll tubes have long been the industry standard and we’re redefining that standard by using 100% reclaimed ocean plastic. Compared to our previous pre-roll tube designs, we were able to reduce our material use by 25% and provide our customers with a 30% cost savings,” said Co-Founder & CEO, Ron Basak-Smith.
The new Sana Ocean Tube 116 is fully recyclable, certified child-resistant, made in the USA, features a new pop-top design, and is perfect for king-size pre-rolls, blunts, and vape pens. Sana Packaging offers custom printing and labeling.
Sana Packaging aims to transition cannabis packaging away from a linear “take-make-dispose” economic model and towards a circular economic model meant to eliminate waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate our natural systems.
Sana Packaging materials include 100% plant-based hemp plastic, 100% reclaimed ocean plastic, and other innovative materials. Material innovation is just one piece of the puzzle and no material will ever be a silver bullet for sustainable packaging. The other – more complicated – piece of the puzzle is the waste management infrastructure.
The current waste management infrastructure and regulatory environment in the U.S. focus on disposing of waste, while a circular model does not dispose but rather aims to return or enrich. Meaning that waste can be reused or can be designed to fortify natural resources through enrichment, such as via compost. Addressing our waste management infrastructure will require a large-scale systematic change, but if done, this model can be sustainable for communities, the planet, and the economy itself.
“As we continue to see a global increase in single-use packaging during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re proud to have already removed more than 58 tons (116,000 lbs) of plastic waste from our oceans. For reference, the average car weighs about 2 tons (4,000 lbs),” said Co-Founder & CEO, Ron Basak-Smith.
Sana Packaging is normalizing the concept of a circular economy and clearly defining what sustainability means for the cannabis packaging industry. Sana Packaging is accounting for the negative externalities of packaging waste so that they can serve as an example of the ways businesses can drive positive change.