Calyx Containers Protect the Earth and Your Terps

Calyx Containers Protect the Earth and Your Terps
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Conscientious cultivators can play their part in reducing plastic waste with Calyx Containers, a cannabis packaging company offering a wide range of eco-friendly products, all designed to be reused and recycled.  Founded in 2016, Calyx Containers is known for creating aesthetically pleasing, child-resistant jars that keep flower, edibles and concentrates fresh. The company’s unique square mouth containers and pinch-and-pull lids keep the contents fresh while providing easy access for dexterity-impaired people. Additionally, cultivators and dispensaries can use all four sides of the jar to showcase their brand.  The Plastic Problem Plastic waste is the cannabis industry’s not-so-secret dirty secret. It’s been reported that for every gram of cannabis sold in the legal market, there can be as much as 70 grams of packaging waste— primarily in the form of public enemy number one: single-use plastics. And while this may be attributed to the stringent laws that control how cannabis cultivators package their retail products, it doesn’t change the devastating impact single-use plastics have on the environment.  Cannabis industry insiders have estimated that over one billion units of product are sold in the United States each year, equating to thousands of tons of plastic packaging. Designed to be discarded as soon as they’re opened and emptied, most single-use plastics end up in landfills. According to a 2016 study conducted by the World Economic Forum, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and McKinsey & Company, 40% of the 78 million tons of plastic produced each year is disposed of in landfills; 32% is released into the environment; 14% is incinerated; and 14% is collected for recycling. This linear model has proven to be archaic and unsustainable. Embracing a more circular approach to plastic use can help reduce costs and waste. Calyx Containers has adopted such a model, incorporating the importance of sustainability into the designs of their innovative cannabis packaging products. “Calyx…

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