There are various ways to consume marijuana. Unfortunately, most of these consumption methods create waste. According to an EPA report from July 2018, Americans recycle almost 34.7% of waste. Up until January of this year, the United States exported roughly half of that plastic waste overseas to be recycled. Since China stopped accepting foreign waste for recycling, millions of tons of recyclable waste may end up in the ocean or landfills this year.
However, PL28, a company actively involved in cleaning up plastic from the oceans and converting it into packaging for the marijuana industry may have a way out of this predicament.
The CEO and founder of the company, Jayson Adam Stewart, states that his company chose to center their attention on the marijuana industry because they had an opportunity to shape the growth of the cannabis industry. He added that marijuana consumers had the real power of choosing not to buy from brands that are not responsible for their choice of materials.
Below, we discuss other ways to make sure that you are a sustainable marijuana consumer.
- Grow your own marijuana outdoors
Today, many states have enacted laws that allow adult-use or medical marijuana consumers to grow their own marijuana. In the event that you are not able to grow your own supply, maybe because it is not allowed in your location, some states may have no qualms with allowing patients to have someone grow the plants for you.
To reduce energy use, grow outdoors if it is possible in your locality. Additionally, you should bear in mind that there are sustainable options for soil, water supply, pesticides and light sources. The internet is a great source for other environmentally friendly growing methods if you’d like to do more research.
- Avoid creating vape waste
Disposable vape cartridges and pens are one of the easiest ways to introduce cannabinoids into one’s systems. However, they aren’t healthier than smoking, despite the praises being pedaled, and they also create loads of toxic waste. As recycling programs of vape cartridges and batteries aren’t as widespread for now, consider getting a refillable vape instead.
- Purchase your supply from a local source
Buying your marijuana supply locally not only supports your local small-scale organic farmer but also:
- Ensures the money stays in the community, which is good for development
- Reduces the distance that the product has to be shipped; this reduces pollution and also promotes better air quality
- Your product is less likely to be tampered with or spoiled if you buy local
- Smoke more sustainably
Instead of using lighters, which destroy terpenes and emit flint powder, switch to hemp wick. This hemp, which is dipped in beeswax, burns at a safer temperature and it reduces the number of lighters that may end up in a land fill.
The temptation to be the sexy guy who just happens to have a lighter to light a distressed damsel’s joint like in the old movies, is over. Surprise her with hemp wick. Show her how sustainable you are!
Experts say cannabis companies like Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) welcome all innovators who can make the pot industry even more sustainable.
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