Why Canning Cannabis Should Be the Industry Standard


The cannabis industry is on the verge of an environmental packaging crisis. Imagine the amount of plastic bags and other non-recyclable containers currently being utilized. Now imagine all of the waste. Even worse, the average cannabis shopper is even throwing recyclable packaging into the garbage due to its unfamiliar appearance.

What is the impact of the majority of current cannabis packaging?

Plastics are destroying our eco system

In the North Pacific Ocean, there are 6x more plastic debris than plankton. They are causing deaths to marine animals who mistake them for food.

We have an island in the middle of the North Pacific Gyre, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – which is mostly composed of plastic. It’s the size of India, Europe, and Mexico combined.

– 10% of the plastic we use yearly ends up in the ocean, which is equivalent to 700 billion plastic bottles.

– The production of plastic uses around 8% of the world’s oil production.

– 90% of the trash floating in our oceans is made up of plastic, around 46,000 pieces per square mile.

Plastic is made from petroleum.

Our mission at NitroPac Systems, is to create the solution to this problem. We are dedicated to working alongside state lawmakers to create an open conversation about where we need to be to create a sustainable, smart, and safe solution for the cannabis industry. The solution is clear for our partners here in the US, and for the international partners in the process of implementing NitroPac Systems canning machines.

How do we ensure the safety of cannabis products?

As leaders of this colossal industry, we have the power to make a revolutionary difference by implementing one simple product into the packaging world: recyclable, food grade cans.

What makes metal cans a better option than plastic?

– Metal packaging is 100% and infinitely recyclable, meaning it can be recycled again and again without loss of performance or integrity. In fact, a can that is recycled today can be back on shelves in as little as 60 days

– Cans are the most tamper-resistant form of food storage currently in use.

– Recycling tin and steel cans can save Americans nearly $3 billion in energy costs each year

– Steel cans are magnetically separated and recycled even when placed in the trash

The Take away:  Recycling steel helps save landfill space while providing a valuable scrap resource to the steel industry.  Using old steel to make new steel also preserves natural resources and energy.  For every ton of steel recycled, 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved.  In a single year, the steel industry conserves the equivalent energy to power about 18 million homes for 12 months, or enough to provide the city of Los Angeles power for roughly eight years.


FRESHNESS:  A packaging system specifically designed for cannabis and pharmaceutical-grade products provides a unique process of canning that hermetically seals and preserves the contents. Hermetic sealing is a process of utilizing nitrogen to replace air and moisture, thereby extending shelf life.

PRESERVATION:  One of the greatest advantages that nitrogen packing achieves is allowing a company to strategically play the market. Preserved back stock will be the key to seamless sales and distribution. 

BRANDING:  Branding is more than a logo or a product. It is a promise of quality and reputation! N2 Packaging provides consistency in quality through ensuring freshness in all packaged products! 

STORE & TRANSPORT:  Products can also be moved around the globe without being damaged, crushed or broken during freight/mailing and ready to sell without further handling, nitrogen fresh as the day it’s sealed. 

TRACKING:   In addition to an external bar coding system, additional tracking and monitoring is available by utilizing a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tracking chip embedded in the 

SHELF-LIFE:  With year-round fresh product, our clients can release products with confidence. If your product is in an industry where shelf life is minimal. N2 Packaging changes everything. 

Why cans for cannabis?


100% recyclable and reusable

Guaranteed freshness of organic material

Reduces organic waste

Storable, space-saving

Easily trackable

Easier distribution

Airtight and odorless

Why NitroPac Systems?

NitroPac Systems offers a nitrogen sealed can that ensures a clean and safe environment for the product from farm to table.

Our cans are tamper-proof; once they are hermetically sealed by the producers, the quality of the product cannot be affected until opened by the consumer.

Nitrogen sealing inhibits growth of mold, bacteria, and microorganisms.

NitroPac Systems' cans are reusable and come with a resealable lid.

Child/senior-proof lids available