Farmer Jane couldn’t be more excited to relaunch our recycling program in the Queen City!
As most of you have come to realize, when cannabis became legalized in our country another issue arose: “What are we going to do with all the packaging we get?” Cannabis producers have many regulations they need to work within, and this leads to the reason we see so much packaging for the products we receive. To help deal with this issue, we teamed up with our friends at EDY Project in Coronach, Saskatchewan to find a creative way to recycle and reuse your old cannabis containers!
Through this program, Farmer Jane will supply plastic to be turned into new products using EDY Project’s bicycle powered Precious Plastics Shredder and Injector, which takes the plastic shreds and turns them into filaments that fit into 3D printing machines!
A little more info about our kick-ass partner:
EDY Project is a non-for profit organization with a small group of likeminded people living in Coronach, who are interested in creating new jobs and starting community projects to help support their town. It all started with a community garden in 2019, with a small group of volunteers. They converted an abandoned parking lot into a community garden, with a large group area where volunteers come garden in exchange for product as well as individual plots. As of 2020 they started taking household plastic donations for their bicycle powered Precious Plastic Shredder to remake them into products to be reused!
Now what can you expect as a customer wanting to recycle your old containers?
Come into any of the Farmer Jane dispensaries in Regina and we’ll accept your used cannabis containers to help reduce waste. EDY Project only takes plastic types 2, 3, 5, and 6, and ideally would love our customers to clean out the container if possible!
*This means no glass, tin, or light plastic bags can be recycled!*
This is just one small program Farmer Jane has introduced in an effort to help keep our communities green, and healthy!