FPI switches to sustainable packaging


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
October 13, 2011

Fishery Products International on Thursday announced that it is embracing more sustainable packaging. The Massachusetts-based seafood distributor has converted its corrugated case masters to “kraft” sustainable packaging made from 100 percent recycled fibers.

The company has converted its packaging for U.S.-produced items and is in the process of completing the conversion for items produced overseas.

Additionally, the pre-printed signature combination of FPI’s traditional logo and the accompanying blue banner have been printed using water-based, metal-free inks. The new materials do not change the structural integrity of the packaging.

With the transition from traditional “white” paper packaging to the new kraft master cartons ensures that FPI’s packaging is made of recycled fibers that have been sorted and processed to remove any contaminants or metals. The packaging also carries the Eco-Advance Certification logo.

“As an industry leader, we can play a major role in moving the seafood category towards a more sustainable future,” said Jim LaBelle, FPI’s VP of marketing. “This packaging transition underscores FPI’s commitment to sustainability, whether it be the sourcing of raw materials or the sustainability of our packaging.”

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