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Global Green Trial Ships Seafood in Recyclable Packaging

Global Green USA launched a pilot shipping of seafood using 100-percent recyclable packaging 500 miles from the Chesapeake Bay to Boston.

The Santa Monica, Calif.-based environmental group, a grocer and one of its primary seafood suppliers combined to test the water-resistant cardboard packaging to ship seafood packed in ice, according to a news release. It was shipped to a Boston location of a major grocery chain, Global Green said.

"Sustainability goes beyond the seafood harvest - packaging matters," said Global Green USA's Lily Kelly, Global Green senior program associate and the pilot coordinator. "The good news, from an environmental standpoint, is that packaging is available today that protects the seafood, can be recycled after its job is done, and is cost-competitive with the usual unrecyclable expanded polystyrene and wax-coated packaging.”

She said if all unrecyclable packaging were replaced with recyclable alternatives by grocers and restaurants, it would save $200 million.

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