Canada's first country-wide Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program is launching thanks to cannabis brand Tweed and TerraCycle, a company that works with hard-to-recycle materials. While the recycling program has been available to consumers in select stores and provinces prior to this point, this initiative is now rolling out across Canada.
To divert a variety of cannabis product packaging from landfills, the recycling program will allow for the many containers, tubes and packages from this legal new industry to be collected and potentially even upcycled into other products. The Tweed x TerraCycle Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program accepts all cannabis containers from all licensed producers like tins, plastic bags, tubes and even items like bottles with child-proof caps, which are ordinarily tough to recycle. On its drop-off boxes, Tweed makes a note about cannabis packaging, clarifying that it "Doesn't matter if you got it from another brand, we happily recycle it all."