After a few years of prolific vaping, generous edible consumption, and the dawn of the individually packed preroll, the plastic has really piled up from the cannabis industry. Though it’s easy to point the finger at regulations for child-resistant packaging as the major culprit, limited innovation hasn’t helped. Until the fossil fuel derivative becomes fully renewable, plastic waste is the ultimate buzzkill.
The lack of sustainability in the cannabis sector has been apparent for a few years now. Developing vapes without lithium batteries and creating fully childproof packaging still isn’t universal. Real changes on a legislative and industrial level must be made or the needle won’t move much, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch will continue to grow if we do nothing.
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