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Cannabis legalization is growing worldwide, as more countries change their regulations, and companies, growers and retailers around the world try to make their mark in this “green rush” era. Hemp, the source for CBD (which is the non psychoactive compound) has lots of proven benefits, and is being added to countless retail products – from food to cosmetics. Overall, the CBD market is expected to grow to $2.1 billion in consumer sales by 2020, and these products will require packaging.
The packaging industry thrives on innovations, which help companies attract and engage consumers before they purchase the product. Creative, unique and “cool” packaging stand out on the shelves and peaks our interest when we hold the package in the store. In recent years we’ve seen unique packaging ideas, such as squeezable wine, origami labels, game board and puzzle packaging, lunch packages which unfold to a plate and confectionery packaging which turns into a mask.
Plastic water bottles are a known danger to the environment, and probably a health hazard to consumers as well, as the chemicals found in plastic bottles can seep into the contents. The main culprit is Bisphenol A (BPA), an organic synthetic compound widely used in plastics, which may cause diabetes, high blood pressure and even cancer.
Alternative packaging materials are becoming more and more popular over the last few decades. In the packaging industry, we see alternatives such as plant-based plastics (A.K.A. Bioplastics), mushroom root, seaweed water bubbles, palm leaves and wood pulp cellophane.