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Dispensary rewards clients who reduce waste

A memo introducing legislation to establish a recycling program for cannabis containers in New York by Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy said the legal cannabis industry in the United States produces about 150 million tons of waste each year. Since then his project has been linked to the environmental conservation committee.

The problem of cannabis packaging waste has taken hold since legalization began a decade ago and has not disappeared. Using recyclable paper packaging is one company’s solution. Another container company works with recyclable and compostable plastics to mitigate waste.

Hana Dispensaries, one of the original vertically integrated cannabis operations in Arizona, has taken matters into its own hands. He has been helping to reduce this problem for more than a year, with his packaging recycling partnership with Resinate at its Phoenix and Green Valley sites.

Resinate Energy Pod POP collection containers

“We’ve found that even when cannabis packaging is recycled at home, it’s often disposed of by recyclers and taken to landfills,” said Hana Dispensaries CEO Matt Pinchera. “Our dispensaries have always been about our local communities, and after making the number of potential packaging rejections, we decided it was our responsibility to help with this problem.”

Resinate collaborates with local businesses to provide point-of-sale recycling solutions with their Energy Pods. These custom-designed recycling bins collect plastics that have gone into landfills and ecosystems. The Resinate collection program has already delivered more than 314,399 containers, saving enough energy to power 467 electric vehicles.

Store credit given for recycling

Hana is one of the first places for new one-step process energy pods that accept empty and dry plastics like pop-tops, mylar bags, and any other cannabis plastic packaging. Customers who recycle into Hana Energy Pods Dispensaries are entered for a chance to win a $ 25 store credit. Each Hana dispensary will randomly select a winner each month. Customers can learn more about the program on Hana’s website.

Monadnock paper packaging
Monadnock makes recyclable paper packaging for and cannabis brands.

“The Resinate team is excited to work with Hana Dispensaries to extend this recycling service to the people of Green Valley and Pima County, as well as Hana’s new location in Phoenix,” said Garret Schwartz, Co-Founder and CEO of Resinate. “These two places will become significant steps to capture and reuse the thousands of tons of packaging that our cities cannot recycle every year. I look forward to watching the program bring new people and return to the doors of Hana to recycle, learn and be rewarded “.

Hana Phoenix and Green Valley are open seven days a week and are located at 3411 E. Corona Ave, Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85040 and 1732 W. Duval Commerce Point Place, Green Valley, AZ 85614. To sign up to receive future promotions or to To learn more about the two Hana dispensary sites, visit www.hanadispensaries.com.


Established in 2015, Hana is a vertically integrated cannabis company based in Tempe, Arizona. The company is a licensed producer and distributor of medical and adult cannabis. Hana operates two dispensaries in Green Valley and Phoenix, Arizona, and two farm facilities.

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