Our Story

Sana Packaging designs and develops differentiated, sustainable, and compliant packaging solutions for the cannabis industry using 100% plant-based hemp plastic, 100% reclaimed ocean plastic, and other sustainable materials.


Packaging should be regenerative and help heal the environment throughout its lifecycle.

We believe in designing for recovery and using rapidly renewable and regenerative resources. We believe in a circular economic model where packaging is designed to help heal the environment.

Made in the USA with a commitment to quality and customer service.

In an increasingly global economy, localization is more important than ever. We're proud to be a Made in the USA company committed to supporting domestic agriculture and domestic manufacturing. We work with our clients from ideation to delivery to ensure a high level of quality and customer service.

It's time to change the narrative.

The linear "take-make-dispose" economic model has led to scarcity, volatility, and unaffordable pricing. The way we think about sustainability, disposable products, and waste recovery needs to evolve. We need to transition to a circular economic model. A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design and meant to build economic, natural, and social capital.

Ron Basak-Smith
Co-Founder & CEO

Ron earned a BA in Sociology from Ithaca College and an MBA in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, and Finance from the University of Colorado Boulder. Ron’s goal is to support the sensibility and soft skills of his Sociology degree with the hard skills of an MBA in order to bring positive social and environmental change to his professional pursuits.

James Eichner
Co-Founder & CSO

James earned a BA in English from Colorado College and an MBA in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, and Finance from the University of Colorado Boulder. James has worked with startups in the publishing industry and the music industry. He has also worked with nonprofits and consulted for startups in the social and environmental justice sectors.

August 2015
One day in Boulder, CO...

Ron Basak-Smith and James Eichner met while graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder.

August 2016
They first bonded over...

A mutual love for the outdoors and in particular, skiing. After a year of hallway run-ins and small talk about snow conditions, Ron asked James if he wanted to work on Sana Packaging for a class project.

December 2016
After winning a pitch competition...

Where the legendary Hunter Lovins was a judge, Ron and James decided to pursue Sana Packaging outside of the classroom.

May 2017
The rest, as they say, is history...

Ron and James have been working on Sana Packaging full-time since May 2017. In July 2018, Sana Packaging launched the cannabis industry’s first 100% plant-based hemp plastic packaging solutions and in March 2019, Sana Packaging launched the cannabis industry’s first 100% reclaimed ocean plastic packaging solutions.

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