A step towards Net Zero for Skye salmon farmer

A step towards Net Zero for Skye salmon farmer

14th October 2021

As world leaders gather at COP26 to debate how to tackle climate change, Scotland’s newest organic salmon farming start-up is launching a packaging solution with reduced greenhouse gas emissions that will help save the planet.

The fully-compostable packaging will contain less than half the amount of CO2 in normal packaging, reduce the need for energy at the packing stage and eliminate the issue of microplastics, while still ensuring food safety and storage time.  The Organic Sea Harvest organic salmon portions in the new packaging will be available early 2022.

Called CF422, the packaging will be sourced from CELNOR Eco Packaging Ltd, a company offering plastic-free, compostable biomaterial packaging.  The material is purpose-grown and sourced in the EU. 

Organic Sea Harvest have been searching for packaging in keeping with their organic ethos.  The CF422 will reduce the use of plastics and, therefore, eliminate the danger of microplastics in the environment, unlike current, widely-used industry packaging.  Once the salmon has been removed and enjoyed, the packaging can be composted.  As it is partly composed of calcium carbonate, the same material found in eggshells, it will go back to the ground it came from and leave nothing behind except compost.  As Organic Sea Harvest work toward their goal of becoming the world’s leading organic salmon farmer, they will move forward with environmentally-friendly packaging that helps contribute to global Net Zero.

CEO of Organic Sea Harvest, Ove Thu, commented: As people all over the globe work together to overcome climate change, it is important for us that we take every opportunity to safeguard the planet.  Today’s packaging and transportation of food must change to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.  As an everchanging company, we have been invested in finding a better way to package our frozen salmon portions.  We can now announce we have found a solution, which will be made available to retailers and their customers.

We have previously worked with CELNOR before and the CF422 packaging we´ll use is not used anywhere else in the industry.  We are delighted to be able to offer our customers and retailers a flavoursome, organic product in environmentally-friendly packaging.

This is a small, yet not insignificant step, towards securing Net Zero – a goal we all have a responsibility to work towards.  We are delighted to have set the wheels in motion to offer our customers delicious organic salmon in fully-compostable packaging.

Everyone has a responsibility to take care of the world we live in – there is no Planet B.  Therefore, we invite retailers to give their customers the opportunity to purchase organic salmon with a lower CO2 footprint.


Notes To Editors:

1: The COP26 climate change conference began on 31 October and will run until 12 November 2021.

2: Net Zero means that the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of an organisation is equal to or less than the emissions it removes from the environment.  More information can be found here: https://www.triodos.co.uk/articles/2021/cop26-what-does-net-zero-actually-mean.

3: More information on CELNOR Eco Packaging Ltd can be found at their website here: https://celnorecopackaging.co.uk/.

4: CELNOR CF422 is a low carbon content, sustainable, biodegradable combination of materials and is fully certified for direct food contact.  The plant-based esters and oils are produced from EU grown plants.  The film contains less than 50% of CO2 compared to PE. 

5: For more information, email Organic Sea Harvest’s Head of Communications, Egil Sundheim, at egil@organicseaharvest.co.uk.