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Curaleaf Launches Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program at Dispensaries

The initiative will accept cannabis packaging composed of glass, cardboard and flexible plastic materials.

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Curaleaf today announced a new cannabis packaging recycling initiative available at select New York dispensaries in partnership with TerraCycle, a company specializing in recycling hard-to-recycle waste streams. The new recycling initiative will accept cannabis packaging composed of glass, cardboard and flexible plastic materials for all edible, vaporizer, and flower products from the following Curaleaf brands: Select, Find, Grassroots, JAMS and B NOBLE.

Since many cannabis products are packaged in combinations of flexible and/or rigid plastics and glass that are not recyclable by curbside recycling services throughout New York, Curaleaf partnered with TerraCycle to give cannabis consumers a sustainable solution for their empty packaging. Once collected, the packaging waste is cleaned and recycled in accordance with regulatory guidelines for each waste stream, ensuring no cannabis residue remains on the plastic. The collected flexible plastic packaging will then be melted into hard plastic pellets that can be remolded to make new recycled products, such as durable outdoor furniture.

The following Curaleaf dispensary locations now accept empty cannabis containers for free recycling:

●      Curaleaf Carle Place: 255 Glen Cove Rd, Carle Place, NY 11514 (Medical)

●      Curaleaf Hudson Valley (Newburgh): 8 N Plank Rd, Newburgh, NY 12550 (Adult Use and Medical)

●      Curaleaf Forest Hills: 107-18 70th Rd, Queens, NY 11375 (Medical)

●      Curaleaf Plattsburgh: 345 Cornelia St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (Medical)

The recycling initiative is Curaleaf’s most recent addition to a repertoire of sustainability initiatives. The has also developed a carbon-tracking and supply chain transparency program internally through its partnership with Map Collective, and its internal sustainability task force. With recycling programs developed in Arizona, and now in New York, Curaleaf is working toward building a more sustainable company.

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