Seagreens has been developing its proprietary standard for its food and healthcare ingredients since it began in Norway in 1997.
The UK and other countries in the Nordic area implement the most stringent environmental controls in Europe covering all aspects of marine ecology and wildlife, extending from the selection of harvesting sites and species to final product packaging.
The Crown Estate awarded the 2010 Business Award for Marine Enterprise to our production facility in Scotland, a few years after it was set up on the Isle of Lewis.
This was the first production year of seaweed for human consumption by our licensed joint venture partner, Hebridean Seaweed Company Ltd, under the management of our Technical Director Jeremy Stephens, and the factory owners Martin Macleod and Malcolm Macrae.
The following year the factory was awarded for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency together with Scottish Natural Heritage. In 2013 it was again commended by SEPA for its low carbon footprint.
Seagreens Trust is working with the Seaweed Health Foundation, the Biodynamic Association, seaweed product companies and other organisations, to establish an international Quality Assurance Scheme and Standard for seaweed production which will maintain this exemplary level of environmental sustainability.
Seagreens consumer and healthcare products are filled into 100% recyclable, light-protective PET consumer jars with sealed screw top caps, fully compliant with EU FSA and US FDA packaging and labelling regulations.
Packaging materials are certified free of any 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 with international, EU, FSA and FDA regulations.
Consumer products for wholesalers and retailers are supplied in strong shippable 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.