Why you should never package your high quality cannabis in toxic petroleum plastics.
Updated: Sep 13
There are seven main types of petroleum plastics, each with thousands of variations and additives. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC or Vinyl), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polypropylene (PP), Polystyrene (PS or Styrofoam) and Other, the catch-all for everything else. The additional additives can include, but are not limited to, UV protectants, fire retardants, deodorizers, coloring, lubricants, etc. All of which have adverse health effects.
Petroleum plastics are negatively charged materials that create static electricity. This is why you get shocked after walking across a carpet (plastic) and then touching a metal door knob, or when you rub a balloon (plastic) on your head and your hair stands up. The same electric shock happens continuously inside petroleum plastic packaging, including mylar. Zapping, destroying, and removing trichomes from the cannabis flower. This is why when you open a mylar bag or plastic bottle you have lost a bunch of the trichomes to the sides and bottom of the packaging. Greatly reducing the quality of the flower that so much time, effort, and love went into.
The best way to avoid destroying your high-quality cannabis is to package it in either glass or home compostable bioplastics. Glass is inert and has no static charge. It is also reusable and infinitely recyclable. Don’t forget to use an opaque container, as light degrades cannabis almost as quickly.
Home compostable bioplastics are a great solution for packaging cannabis. Because there is no static charge, they are opaque by nature, reusable, and compostable in your backyard. Made from plants for your plants. These types of packaging solutions are becoming more and more available every day for a variety of products. They are 100% plant-based and compost easily without harming the soil or the environment. Home compostable bioplastics create a truly circular economy. Once the products are composted at the end of life, the soil is sent off to farmers who grow more plants, whose waste is upcycled into more sustainable packaging and the cycle continues.
“Together we end plastic pollution.” -Cole Gibbs, Founder & CEO Dama Distributing