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Environmental Profile

Seageens was formed in 1997 and its pioneering standards remain the benchmark for the production of seaweed for human consumption in Western Europe, rooted in the princiles of biodynamic, organic and sustainable agriculture, and the collection of wild foods. 

In 1998 it was the first producer in the British Isles to be certified to EU and US Organic Standards, and in 2016 first to achieve the international Nutritious Food Seaweed Standard which involves aspects of marine science, botany, nutrition and conservation. 

Within an international consortium encompassing production and worldwide markets, Seagreens operates a policy of transparency to its Partners and Customers, including global pricing and fair trading.

The Crown Estate awarded its 2010 Business Award for Marine Enterprise to our (then) new production facility in Scotland on the Isle of Lewis. This also marked the first time that the seaweed biomass in the Outer Hebrides had ever been surveyed in its entirety.

The Organic guideline is that "seaweed business operators shall by preference use renewable energy sources and re-cycle materials, and shall draw up as part of the sustainable management plan, a waste reduction schedule to be put in place at the commencement of operations. Where possible, the use of residual heat shall be limited to energy from renewable sources".

This has always formed part of Seagreens own standards, and continues to be reflected through precise measurement in the Nutritious Food Seaweed Quality Assurance Scheme and Standard developed by the Seaweed Health Foundation in partnership with the Biodynamic Association.

In Iceland Seageens® are produced using natural, sustainable ground source heat. In Ireland and Scotland our consortium has developed completely sustainable ambient air circulation technology, and in Norway we continue to use the traditional production technologies which have sustained our pioneering production of nutritious food seaweed for over a quarter century.

In 2012 we put in place the Seaweed Health Foundation, and in 2018 the Seagreens Trust, which together with our Customers and Partners worldwide, will hpopefully sustain a wonderful new industry in Britain, the Nordic region and elsewhere, to benefit 'the millions yet to come' to which our founder referred in his inauguration of the Foundation.

Seagreens consumer and healthcare products are filled into light-protective post-recycled consumer jars with sealed screw top caps, fully recyclable and compliant with EU FSA and US FDA packaging and labelling regulations.

Packaging materials are certified free of noxious compounds or heavy metals, being of pure chemical composition of the basic elements carbon, hydrogen and oxygen formed in a reaction between glycol and terephthalic acid. No chemical antioxidants, stabilisers or plasticisers are used.

Whilst the jar is as clear as glass it is light-protective, pliable, shatterproof and virtually impermeable to contamaination. If burned instead of recylcled, it has a higher calorific value than paper almost as good as coal and releases no toxic elements.The jar can be crushed to minimum size for solid waste depositories or landfills with very slow decomposure and zero toxicity.

All production, labelling and consumer information aims to comply with international UK, EU, FSA and FDA regulations.

Consumer products for wholesalers and retailers are supplied in strong shipable recycled corrugated cardboard trade cases containing 12 small jars or 6 large jars, and trade outers which contain 48 jars as 4 x 12 small or 8 x 6 large jars.

We produce our condiment products in glass shaker jars and our bodycare products entirely in paper packaging.

As one of our longest-standing customers, Pukka's founder Sebastian Pole, said in 2017, "There's no point in serving a great cup of tea, if somewhere along the line you are damaging the whole you want to be part of".

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