OBI offers recyclable packaging for its canned salmon

One hundred percent recyclable shelf-ready packaging on OBI’s domestic canned salmon brands and export products. Photo courtesy of OBI

OBI Seafoods’ canned salmon products for domestic and export markets are now packaged in 100% recyclable shelf-ready packaging, with all plastic made from at least 30% recycled materials.

The company announced on Tuesday, Nov. 30 that the components include the cans and lids, can labels, trays and shrink overwrap.

The trays are made from 100% recycled content and the cans and lids are made from 35% recycled content. The plastic shrink overwrap is made of 30% recycled materials, which means the product will be exempt from new United Kingdom taxes on single-use plastics that go into effect in April.

“Many of our customers with strong sustainability programs have been very interested in our packaging development program, and we are also pleased to help them reach their sustainability goals,” said Mark Palmer, CEO of OBI Seafoods.

In collaboration with its affiliate Kent Warehousing and Labeling, Inc., OBI also has begun phasing out its current stock of packaging, with plans to switch to new packaging for all shipments at the start of the new year.

OBI Seafoods was formed in 2020 with a merger of Ocean Beauty Seafoods and Icicle Seafoods, both successful veterans of the Alaska seafood industry. OBI operates 10 processing plants in Alaska, and produces fresh, frozen and canned seafood products.