Packaging and waste

Packaging and waste legislation is in place to protect consumers and reduce the seafood industry's carbon footprint.

Packaging is an important part of any seafood product. It protects the product from damage and contamination, and is the first thing a consumer sees on the shelf. It's also important that seafood packaging doesn't produce unnecessary waste; not only is this poor environmental practice, but it's also a waste of money and resources.

The legislation in this section deals with three distinct areas:

Waste and by-product legislation deals not just with waste minimisation, but with the disposal of waste. Some forms of waste, particularly animal by-products, maybe only be disposed of in approved facilities.

More information about packaging and waste legislation can be found at the Gov UK website and the Environment Agency.