STAVIS SEAFOODS TO SWITCH TO PREMIUM 100% RECYCLABLE PACKAGING FOR FRESH FISH

STAVIS SEAFOODS TO SWITCH TO PREMIUM 100% RECYCLABLE PACKAGING FOR FRESH FISH

Boston-Based Seafood Company is Proactively Offering Low Environmental Impact Packaging

June 20, 2017 – BOSTON, MA – Stavis Seafoods, a leading international importer and first receiver of seafood, today announced that it will utilize packaging made of 100% recyclable material for fresh fish orders. This new packaging is part of an ongoing and proactive effort by Stavis Seafoods to offer more environmentally friendly and responsible options to its customers. The company’s new premium packaging meets the growing customer demand for sustainable seafood packaging. More than 95% of the fresh fish that is packaged by Stavis will be in the recyclable packages, replacing more than 1100 unrecyclable and unreliable polystyrene and wax boxes used per day by the company.

“We are always looking for ways to meet the needs of our growing customer base,” said Richard Stavis, CEO of Stavis Seafoods. “Sustainability and the environmental impact of our products is an important issue for us, as well as our customers. Offering more responsible seafood includes focusing on packaging.”

“Our new fresh cases provide a high performing packaging solution that has a low environmental impact,” said Charles Marble, President of Stavis Seafoods. “Our goal is to continuously improve our packaging materials in order to provide additional customer benefits, so this transition makes perfect sense.”

Fresh whole and fillet orders will now be either gel packed or ice packed in leak proof 10lb or 30lb master cases. The new cases are not only recyclable but also more durable with greater strength than the traditional polystyrene packaging widely used in the seafood industry. Stavis Seafoods’ fresh packaging will not break down like polystyrene packaging, is easily assembled and provides more efficient pallet configurations, reducing labor and shipping costs while creating storage savings. Stavis Seafoods’ new premium packaging has been quality tested can also be easily disassembled and recycled by customers making it easier to use than many other packaging solutions in the industry.