Bristol Seafood announces launch of reusable carton program

Bristol Seafood's resusable carton

Portland, Maine, U.S.A.-based Bristol Seafood officially launched a reusable carton program in August 2022, and on 29 August, announced the completion of its transition from wholesale packaging to reusable containers.

The program was initiated as a part of its partnership with Hannaford and Tosca to increase sustainability efforts, the company said in a press release.

“We’re proud to work with Bristol and Tosca to bring reusable packaging and shipping totes to the seafood we provide in our fresh service cases, and this work will help us to enhance the sustainability of our seafood program,” Hannaford Category Manager Nathan Jewell said.

More than 99.5 percent of Bristol Seafood’s products are sourced from sustainable certified fisheries by the Marine Stewardship Council, farms certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council or Best Aquaculture Practices, or are in an active Fisheries Improvement Project.  

“Sustainability is a foundational part of Bristol. Our transition away from polystyrene began ten years ago, starting with waxed corrugate, then to recyclable cardboard, and today with reusable packaging,” Bristol Seafood Vice President of Sales and Marketing Iréne Moon said. “As we continue to focus on minimizing our environmental footprint while we grow our business, we see reusable packaging as the next logical step. We are grateful for Hannaford’s ongoing enthusiasm and partnership in our sustainability initiatives and for Tosca’s work to support this supply chain.”

Photo courtesy of Bristol Seafood


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