The legalization of cannabis for medical purposes and/or recreation in more states has fueled interest in cannabis packaging in recent years. And now legal marijuana cultivation is providing the key ingredient for a new, sustainable packaging material.

That material is paper made entirely from cannabis farmers’ bio-waste—specifically recycled marijuana stalks.

Restalk LLC announced the first prototype of the paper in February 2016 and plans to go into commercial production this spring.

The Emerald Family Farms marijuana growers’ collective in Northern California has worked with Restalk, supplying agricultural waste for the project.

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Kate Bertrand Connolly ~ Packaging Digest ~

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