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Is the packaging sustainable? How can I dispose of my packaging?Updated 8 months ago

Yes! We continuously strive to find the most sustainable options that provide you with the highest quality seafood.

The cotton liner is biodegradable. It can also be in store recycled as a #4 plastic anywhere that accepts household textiles. The cotton is 100% postindustrial content with no post-consumer. This is important because post-consumer cotton is not biodegradable as it has too much synthetic material in it. They also can be recycled anywhere that accepts household textiles. Here is some additional information on how to recycle the liner. If you would prefer to re-use the product, here are some great ideas on how to do so!

The gel packs are food safe, non-toxic and can be consistently refrozen and reused. They can also be opened and used to water house plants. The plastic should then be thrown away. We are working on finding a film that is recyclable.

If your item is shipped with dry ice, please be careful to not touch the dry ice with bare hands because contact can cause severe cold burns and frostbite. Instead, use thick gloves or tongs to remove the ice, and let it evaporate outside or in a well-ventilated area. Keep it away from children and pets. Do not put dry ice in tightly closed containers or down a drain.

If you do not see any dry ice remaining, then it has evaporated (dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide) but that doesn't necessarily mean your shipment is unsafe. Check if your seafood is still cold to the touch and contact us if you feel that your shipment did not arrive in good condition.

The corrugated box is also biodegradable and recyclable. Here is some more information on why we believe corrugated is a great choice!

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