Sana Packaging Launches New Line of Reclaimed Ocean Plastic Cannabis Packaging with Oceanworks
Sana Packaging's Inspiration
They say good things come in small packages. That couldn't be more-true with Oceanworks Member, Sana Packaging.
Ron Basak-Smith and James Eichner met as graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder. A mutual love for the outdoors and skiing, Ron and James worked on an idea for a class project. After winning an acclaimed pitch competition where the legendary Hunter Lovins was a judge, Ron and James decided to take the concept outside of the classroom and launch Sana Packaging in May 2017.
After launching the 100% plant-based hemp plastic, in June 2019, Sana Packaging launched the cannabis industry's first 100% reclaimed ocean plastic packaging solution. With manufacturing in the USA, Sana Packaging was able to quickly take their innovative ideas and turn them into realities by utilizing the readily available materials provided by Oceanworks.
"Sana has taken a proactive step to think progressively in the growing cannabis packaging space. Using reclaimed ocean plastics not only drives a positive impact on the Ocean but greatly displays the exciting innovations taking place in the packaging industry overall." - Rob Ianelli, CEO, Oceanworks
Sana Packaging is a classic example of an innovative company that wanted to do things differently. With much excitement, we rolled up our sleeves to work jointly with Sana. After delivering sample materials to their manufacturers, they rigorously tested the materials for the molding processes. Like most projects, nothing ever really goes in a straight line. Sana tested a number of our supplier network's HDPE polymers, ultimately settling on a material that met both their manufacturing requirements and satisfied their performance and color options needs. Additionally, we were able to meet their quick turn-around deadlines to meet their global launch deadline.
"Oceanworks made it possible to realize that we could be both innovative and sustainable with a measurable impact. We could not have done this so quickly without their help." - James Eichner, CEO, Sana Packaging
Sana was able to move quickly through testing because of their manufacturing facilities located within the U.S. Additionally, the packaging required childproof features, but was still able to make it through the course of the necessary testing and launched in a speedy timeline.
In March 2019, Sana Packaging launched the Sana Ocean Tubes available in 110mm and 78mm sizes. And in November 2019, the Sana Ocean Screw-Top Lids and glass jars launched in several colors and sizes. The lids are child-resistant and made from 100% Oceanworks Guaranteed ocean plastics.
With the help of their customers, Sana Packaging has already removed more than 16 tons (32,000 pounds) of plastic waste from our oceans. (12/2019)
We are proud to have Sana Packaging as one of our first Oceanworks Members and are inspired by their leadership in the cannabis packaging industry and beyond.
About Sana Packaging
Sana Packaging Inc. designs and develops cannabis packaging for a circular economy using 100% plant-based hemp plastic, 100% reclaimed ocean plastic, and other sustainable materials. Sana Packaging is proud to be a "Made in the USA" company. For more information, visit www.sanapackaging.com