Tweed and TerraCycle Partner to Lead the Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program Across Canada
Canada's best-known cannabis brand is thrilled to officially launch the Tweed x TerraCycle recycling program across Canada. Previously it was only available in some provinces, today's announcement officially marks the launch of the first national cannabis packaging recycling program in Canada.
Tweed and TerraCycle Partner to Offer Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program Across Canada
Tweed realized that a solution was needed for all new containers, tubes and packaging in the industry, to ensure they were diverted from landfills and recycled to other products.
Launched in October 2018, the Tweed x TerraCycle Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program accepts all cannabis containers from all licensed producers: including cans, plastic bags, tubes and safety cap bottles for children, who are notoriously difficult to recycle. Since its inception, the free packaging recycling program has prevented more than 165000 containers from entering landfills or garbage dumps.
The program is currently active in more than 106 retail outlets, including all Tweed and Tokyo Smoke stores, as well as some third-party retailers. In addition to the drop-off points at participating retail stores, consumers have the option to register online at Tweed.com for the free picking and recycling of their discarded containers.
"As a community, we have come together quickly to address the sustainability concerns of our industry and I am very proud of what we have achieved so far. More than 165 000 containers have already been collected under the Tweed x TerraCycle program and will be melted to make plastic pellets that will be used to create new products, "says Hilary Black, head of the company's representation, about the success of the program so far. "With the next phase of the Tweed x TerraCycle recycling program, we are excited to extend this initiative to even more communities in Canada and continue to work to reduce waste in the industry."
TerraCycle eliminates the idea of waste recycling "non-recyclable" products. From home coffee capsules to school pens to plastic gloves from a manufacturing plant, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost all forms of waste.
"By partnering with Tweed, we have given consumers a simple, free way to divert cannabis packaging from landfills," said Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle. "With this revolutionary recycling solution, these now-common items are collected nationwide from all licensed producers and have a second life as a different product, extending the life cycle of the packaging material.
The Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program is an ongoing activity, open to any buyer, individual consumer of legal products, any public / private / online retailer with a legal license to distribute cannabis products in their respective province.