Introducing Made in Canada, Naturally™ Jars for the Cannabis Industry

Light Weight Jars
100% Renewable Resources
Compostable Resins

> Users are calling for a reduction in the total amount of wasteful plastic being used – currently, up to 80 grams to package 3.5 grams!
> Also, users would much prefer to see packaging that has an environmentally responsible end-of-life.
> And it needs to be a scalable sustainable solution that is competitive.

A combination of these three attributes – packaging offering a reduction of materials used, packaging utilizing renewable resources that has environmentally responsible end-of-life disposal, and packaging that is competitive – makes for a sustainable path forward and a trail-blazing differentiator for the cannabis industry.

In response to the current worldwide push to eliminate landfill-destined plastics in packaging, we have designed
Made in Canada, Naturally jars for the cannabis industry

Compelling reasons to adopt our differentiated and sustainable packaging solution for a carbon neutral economy:

The packaging is significantly lighter

Our 3.5g Flower Jar weighs 12g and the lid weighs 6g – this is 18g total. The incumbent jars currently used along with the lids weigh 74 grams. This is a savings of over 1.2 million pounds of plastic for every 10 million jars. And that is just for the one SKU! This directly translates to greenhouse gas savings.

We use waste streams of the hemp plant

The black colour is from USDA certified “99% new carbon” using “waste” streams of the hemp plant – a first in the world.

Renewable Resources

The bio-composite resin used is made from renewable resources that have a zero-carbon footprint. Use of Non-renewable fossil fuels is thus minimized – contributing to reduction in GHGs.

Food contact and BPI certified resins used to mold the jars

The resins used to mold these jars are food contact certified (DinCertco 8C084 and ASTM D6866) and are derived in large part from land and the resins used to mold these jars are BPI certified (Biodegradable Products Institute)

We have accomplished this weight savings without sacrificing quality by designing our jars and closures using a barrier protected bio-composite resin that lends itself to thin-walled molding. We have designed and are custom-building our own molds specifically for the cannabis industry.

What we can offer today -
compelling reasons for using our jars:

Land-to-brand-to-land

Our jar uses hemp – we offer a “land–to–brand-to–land” closed loop circular economy-based solution.

100% Renewable Resources

Our resin is made from 100% renewable resources. We have worked very hard to design a jar, from renewable resources, that is suitable for the cannabis industry.

First in the world

The black colour is derived from “99% new carbon” – USDA certified made from “waste” from the cannabis industry and does not use any carbon black that is fossil-fuel derived.

Several pastel colour combinations are possible, based on volumes and client requirements. Stock colors are natural, white with green lid and black.

The resins used to mold these jars are food contact certified (DinCertco 8C084 and ASTM D6866) and are derived in large part from land.

All resins used to mold these jars are BPI certified (Biodegradable Products Institute).

It contains no landfill destined, fossil-fuel derived petroleum products.

It is sustainable packaging for a carbon neutral economy.

Made in Canada, Naturally™
Both our jars and the resins are made in Canada.

Our Resin Supplier –
Competitive Green Technologies

Competitive Green Technologies (CGTech) has BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) certified resins that are deemed compostable in industrial composting facilities when used as components in a product.

The molded jars are made using resins from Competitive Green Technologies that, in addition to being compostable as components, are also zero leach and hence there is no ingress from the resin into the packaged goods.

These bio-composite resins are made from renewable resources including hemp. The guiding philosophy of the company is to use as much as possible, agricultural residues that are non-food and non-forest based renewable natural resources.

This facilitates the circular economy to becoming a real, sustainable alternative - from land to a Brand and then back again to land.

The continuing research and commercialization at CGTech will ensure that improvements in performance continue to be made for the cannabis jars Made in Canada, naturally™.

Visit their website for more information:
> competitivegreentechnologies.com
Visit BPI website to check their certification:
> bpiworld.org

Plastic Packaging Recycling. Really?

We manufacture jars that are light. Contain no fossil fuels. Only use renewable resources.

Consider our jars or competing products from other innovative companies who are trying to reduce our addiction to plastic packaging.

The plastic industry has designed and manufactured billions of jars.

We all own some.

If you purchase cannabis in a plastic jar, consider the following statistics:

It takes up to 500 years to decompose plastic items in landfills.

According to EPA, 9.1% of plastic material generated in the U.S. Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) stream was recycled in 2015. Another 15.5% was combusted for energy, while 75.4% was sent to landfills.

Almost 8 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the world’s oceans annually, according to a 2015 study from UC Santa Barbara.

The plastic waste that is thrown away into seas every year can kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures.

Over time, plastic breaks down into tiny particles called micro-plastics, which are found on shorelines around the world.

Between 2004 and 2014, the global production of plastics grew from 225 million tons to 311 million tons.

According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050, while researchers believe the amount of ocean plastic will be 10 times greater by 2020.

An unlimited number of studies are available on the use of plastic for packaging.

Made In Canada, Naturally™ Jars Is Your Light Weight Packaging Solution

CJ 01

3.5 g Flower

53-400 style

75mL / 2.5oz capacity

CJ 02

7 g Flower /Edibles /Vapes

53-400 style

150mL / 5oz capacity

CJ 03

Pre Roll

20-400 style

27mL / 0.9oz capacity

CJ 04

Flower / Edible Large

89-400 style

200mL / 6.75oz capacity

What Do Cannabis Plastic Jars Weigh In Today's Marketplace?

Our Compostable Jars™
CJ01 Jar: 12 grams | CJ02 Jar: 22 grams

 

APHRIA 3.5 g  |  Jar: 60 g   | Lid: 14 g

BROKEN COAST 10 g  |  Jar: 26 g   | Lid: 12 g

CANACA 3.5 g  |  Jar: 20 g   | Lid: 18 g

COVE 3.5 g  |  Jar: 20 g   | Lid: 16 g

EDISON 3.5 g  |  Jar: 22 g   | Lid: 12 g

EDISON 1 g  |  Jar: 8 g   | Lid: 12 g

EMBLEM 5 g  |  Jar: 22 g   | Lid: 24 g

KNUBA NATURALS 3.5 g  |  Jar: 32 g   | Lid: 32 g

NORTHERN GREEN CANADA 3.5 g  |  Jar: 30 g   | Lid: 20 g

PEACE NATURALS 3.5 g  |  Jar: 30 g   | Lid: 18 g

REDECAN 3.5 g  |  Jar: 12 g   | Lid: 12 g

TWEED 3.5 g  |  Jar: 74 g   | Lid: 42 g

WEEDMD 3.5 g  |  Jar: 20 g   | Lid: 20 g

We offer a packaging solution that is the first of its kind in the world – land to your Brand and back to land – the quintessence of the holy grail of a sustainable circular economy for the cannabis industry.

Our jars solve your plastic waste problem competitively.

Luz Elena Valdes
luz@compostablejars.com
T. 416-877-7811

Christopher Casey
chris@compostablejars.com
T. 416-823-2999

Visit us at the end of July for the full launch of our site.