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North Coast Seafoods Introduces 100% Recyclable Packaging

North Coast Seafood recyclable packaging

North Coast Seafoods, an importer, processor and supplier of sustainably sourced seafood, has partnered with Australia-based Disruptive Packaging to introduce a new innovation: 100 percent recyclable and reusable packaging.

For the past decade, North Coast Seafoods has been searching for sustainable, recyclable packaging alternatives to non-recyclable packaging that are scalable across its operations. However, being recyclable alone was not sufficient. The packaging solution also had to meet high performance standards for sturdiness, leak-proofing and temperature control.

“Disruptive Packaging is delighted to be partnered with North Coast Seafoods, Boston’s leading seafood processing company,” said David Kahn, marketing director for Disruptive Packaging.

“We aim to leave a legacy of replacing non-recyclable packaging with our revolutionary UNICOR packaging. North Coast Seafoods is paving the way as they have for many years. We are thrilled to have them officially join the Disruptive Club.”

With UNICOR, North Coast has begun transitioning its seafood packaging, a process that will continue to roll out over the coming months.

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Some benefits and key attributes include:

North Coast Recyclable Box

  • It is composed of up to 70 percent calcium carbonate and 20-30 percent HDPE (high-density polyethylene);

  • It is 100 percent closed-loop recyclable, meaning that the material can be recycled indefinitely without losing its quality;

  • It offers excellent cold-chain performance;

  • It is waterproof, leakproof and does not chip and flake like conventional packaging materials; and

  • It’s incredibly durable, has passed all drop tests required for strength, protection and durability and has all the appropriate airline approvals.

“After years of research, development and search, North Coast Seafoods is thrilled to partner with Disruptive Packaging and introduce UNICOR 100 percent recyclable packaging to our customers,” said Christian L’Heureux, marketing manager at North Coast Seafoods.

“As a company with a deeply anchored legacy of sustainability, we continuously seek ways to reduce our environmental impact. With UNICOR, we can now offer our customers a sustainable packaging solution without compromising the quality and freshness of our seafood. This partnership and packaging aren’t just strong, but Boston Strong; we’re proud to be pioneering this significant advancement in packaging as one of America’s first to utilize UNICOR.”

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