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CALIFORNIA Vessel Brand, a community-led company uplifting the cannabis consumption experience, announces today a new partnership with GAIACA Waste Revitalization in an effort to combat the ongoing waste issue facing the cannabis vape industry. Key retailers on each coast including Chalice Farms (OR) and Happy Valley (MA) will support the initiative.

Vessel Brand offers a high-end line of vape pen batteries and accessories made with the highest quality materials and premium finishes. Helmed by CEO and Founder, James Choe, Vessel stands apart as a company that puts people and the planet first. Thoughtfully designed with the user experience top-of-mind, Vessel batteries power any oil in style with optimized airflow technology, low-temperature settings and extra-long battery life. 


Leading the charge in industry sustainability, Vessel’s batteries last nearly 300 charge cycles, and optimized power settings ensure that users don’t burn through oil too quickly, meaning oils last longer and fewer cartridges and batteries end up in the trash.

By joining forces with GAIACA, a leader in providing compliant and environmentally focused solutions for cannabis waste, Vessel will make it easier for consumers to recycle batteries.

“At Vessel, we are committed to holistic wellness, whether that’s personal wellness, that of the community, or in this case the environment — we believe it is all interconnected and equally important,” said Choe.

Utilizing GAIACA collections services includes:
● Monthly collection of Vape Pen Batteries
● Collection and pre-processing on dispensary premises
● Secure deposit by consumers in a sleek, locked front-of-house collection box
● Back-of-house collection box for dispensary consolidation

Universal waste is then processed through a multi-step high-temperature, high-pressure process that separates the batteries into their component materials.  Those materials are separated, collected, and sold for reuse.

“Our mission is to help operators handle and revitalize their waste in an environmentally friendly manner within this highly regulated market, so they can get back to doing what they do best,“ said GAIACA’s Co-Founder and CEO, Jonathan Lee.

Together, Vessel and GAIACA are committed to addressing the environmental concerns as it pertains to the cannabis vape industry, and this recycling program is an integral step. Vessel’s suite of products is available direct-to-consumer at and at select retailers across the U.S. and Canada which can be found here. Apply to become a retailer and join the recycle program here.


Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Vessel is a community-led company that uplifts the cannabis consumption experience with its luxury accessories including a high-end line of vape pen batteries made with premium materials and finishes. Vessel bases its principles on what matters most: the people and the planet – not solely profits. Thoughtfully designed with the user experience in mind, Vessel batteries power any oil in style with details including optimized airflow technology, low-temperature settings and extra-long battery life.


Founded in 2016 by Monterey Peninsula natives Jonathan Lee and Garrett Rodewald, GAIACA began with a mission to create a sustainable solution for the quickly growing cannabis waste concern in California. The nation’s first fully licensed cannabis waste management company, GAIACA has since become the industry leader in fully sustainable and compliant waste management solutions.  Offering services nationwide, GAIACA is available to address and handle any hazardous or non-hazardous waste stream generated by cannabis operators large and small.  For more information, visit, or call 1-831-264-4242.