Recycling Today: Sana Packaging reclaims ocean plastics
Oceanworks was mentioned in a recent article from Recycling Today. Read an excerpt:
Sana Packaging, a sustainable packaging manufacturer for the cannabis industry based in Denver, Colorado, is partnering with Oceanworks to create 100 percent reclaimed ocean plastic cannabis packaging. Los Angeles-based Oceanworks aims to accelerate the removal of ocean plastic through connecting businesses with verified sources of ocean plastic material collected around the world.
“With the help of our customers, our first run of reclaimed ocean plastic cannabis packaging removed four tons (8,000 pounds) of plastic waste from our oceans,” Sana Packaging Co-Founder James Eichner says. “We’re excited to see how much plastic waste we can continue to remove from our oceans moving forward.”
Cannabis is “one of the fastest growing industries in the world and it already generates billions of units of plastic packaging waste per year,” Eichner adds. “The reclaimed ocean plastic we source from the Oceanworks is 100 percent HDPE. Our goal is to get plastic out of our oceans and into the proper waste stream.”
Oceanworks’s network includes collectors, processors, manufacturers and brands, which“ pledge to adhere to sourcing standards” and use the OceansMade trademark to “showcase product origin and authenticity.”