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Allan Gerlat

March 31, 2014

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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.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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