GARDEN GROVE, Calif., April 22, 2019 – PRESS RELEASE – KushCo Holdings, Inc., in line with its previously announced sustainability initiatives, has announced it has entered a manufacturing and distribution agreement with SunGrown Packaging, LLC, a California-based provider of sustainable, customized packaging solutions to the cannabis industry. KushCo will immediately begin offering SunGrown’s current biodegradable and child-resistant packaging options to its vast customer network of over 6,000 businesses. In addition, the companies will work together to launch a new line of compostable and biodegradable packaging products for use in the cannabis, hemp and CBD industries.
Pursuant to the agreement, SunGrown will partner with KushCo to develop products designed for the unique demands of the cannabis, hemp and CBD industries, while ensuring that all new products are environmentally friendly by featuring proprietary, biodegradable materials from renewable resources. This will have an immediate impact to KushCo’s top and bottom line as KushCo expects to recognize up to $12 million in revenue in the first two years of this partnership. Packaging solutions produced under the agreement have been published under protocols established by ASTM International (formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials) and Biodegradable Products Institute to guarantee proper certification.
In addition to the product launch, the company will be hosting an on-site event Thursday, May 30th at their Garden Grove headquarters with special guests including California State Treasurer, Fiona Ma, executives from SunGrown Packaging, and other C-level executives from the cannabis industry. The event will include a breakfast roundtable discussion on the state of California’s regulatory and banking environment, speeches on the KushCo campus headquarters and several event activation stations from KushCo partners. Members of the media and a film crew will be present to capture the event.
“It is no secret that we have been working hard to transform our product portfolio to include numerous eco-friendly packaging solutions. We are thrilled to now be offering the first of those solutions in partnership with an industry leader--SunGrown Packaging,” said KushCo Holdings’ Chief Executive Officer Nick Kovacevich. “Since 2010 we have been a leader in the legal cannabis industry, offering child-resistant packaging solutions to thousands of cannabis and CBD businesses. And today, on Earth Day, I am pleased to announce that our company is now a leader in offering biodegradable, compostable and sustainable options for our customers--a huge step forward for our industry.”
Whit Everett, chief executive officer of SunGrown, said, "Partnering with KushCo, which is a market-leader in cannabis packaging, gives us the ability to reach a larger customer base with our certified biodegradable products and furthers our mission in bringing the cannabis industry an environmentally safe option. All our products are fully state-to-state compliant and many are child-resistant and customizable to our clients’ needs."