ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Canna Collect Recycling Program is Back!
Customers can bring their empty clean cannabis packaging into the Culture Shop between the hours of 11am-7pm Wednesday-Sunday.
Packaging that will be accepted:
- Glass Jars
- Cardboard Boxes
- Compostable Packaging and Compostable Doob Tubes
- Plastic Containers (must be at least the size of a pill bottle or larger).
- Tin/Metal Containers
Packaging that will not be accepted:
- Non-compostable or plastic Doob Tubes
- Mylar Bags
All packaging donated for recycling must be clean, dry, plant and residue free. Employees reserve the right to turn away any packaging that is unclean or does not meet our minimum requirements.
Loyalty Rewards & Coupons
Customers that are enrolled in the Canna West loyalty program will receive 1 point per 5 items brought in for recycling. In addition, they will receive a 20% OFF coupon that they may redeem during their next visit. Customers not enrolled in the loyalty program will receive the coupon.
WHAT TO DO WITH PACKAGING NOT ACCEPTED AT CANNA
Fortunately, you can collect your own doob tubes into a plastic jug, like a milk carton, and once full, recycle it as a whole. Unfortunately, individual doob tubes cannot be recycled because they are too small for the machines inside recycling facilities. Those not collected in bulk to be recycled will end up in landfills.
All the mylar bags go in the garbage, which in turn will go into landfills too.
See below on how to contact our state representatives to improve industry standards.
VOLUNTEER FOR OUR NEXT COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
Thank you to the West Seattle Junction and all the volunteers that joined us for the community clean up on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2023. We really appreciate you! For updates on our next community clean up, sign up below!
In partnership with Northwest Island Botanicals, we are upcycling all glass jars into therapeutic candles for sale at our Culture Shop. The candles come in a variety of aromatic blends. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to customer choice local charities. Visit the Culture Shop to learn more and to see what charities are being featured for the current quarter.
Northwest Island Botanicals is a local woman and minority owned business. nwislandbotanicals.com
MAKE SOME NOISE
CONTACT OUR REPRESENTATIVES
We want to work with our community and state representatives to find innovative solutions that improve the industry’s environmental impact. Help us deliver the message by simply copy and pasting this message and sending it to our state officials.
COPY AND PASTE THIS LETTER
Dear Members of the House and Senate,
I am writing today in regards to the environmental impact cannabis packaging is having on the state of Washington.
I ask that you work with your constituents to create a sustainable cannabis packaging program that incentivizes and rewards cannabis producer/processors who use recyclable or compostable packaging.
I request for the ban of mylar packaging, which is a non-recyclable material that only ends up in our landfills. Another option is to work with local scientists and technology companies to build a facility that can recycle mylar material or to invent other solutions that can reduce the amount of waste and pollution. If these options are too big a lift for the foreseeable future, there is the option of limiting the number of cannabis packaging by eliminating the sale of individually packaged cannabis that is less than 3.5 grams per package. This would eliminate a large portion of the packaging that is being used to sell one and two grams of cannabis at a time. This packaging is often the same size as the 3.5g packaging and creates an unnecessary amount of waste.
I also request that we improve the engineering of our current recycling facilities in order to accommodate recycling plastic containers that are smaller than a standard pill bottle i.e. Doob Tubes.
Let’s work together to move the industry towards innovation by raising the bar on environmental standards of production, while also establishing economically friendly solutions to support these small businesses.
Thank you for your time.
SEND THE LETTER TO THIS HOUSE + SENATE EMAIL LIST
This is a full list of all the members of the House and Senate of Washington State.
Community Clean Up
As part of our cannabis package recycling program, Canna Collect, we are hosting regular community cleanups. In addition, we are looking to partner with other community clean ups.
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The word is out! We are so excited that our recycling program has received national attention and so many locals have signed up to participate in the program.
See what the press is saying about our cannabis package recycling program.
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