Updated: Feb 13
Much of our packaging materials have polluted our ocean due to irresponsible waste management as well as unsustainable packaging materials. Thai Union's SeaChange sustainability strategy (https://seachangesustainability.org/) is committed to SDG 14- Life below water. To ensure the health of our ocean, Thai Union has committed to sustainable packaging by 2025 ensuring 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable.
TU also practices circularity through responsible packaging. It is committed to ensuring that packaging for its own brands is 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025. To achieve this, its in-house Global Innovation Center has started researching and testing sustainable packaging including the use of alternative materials (ensuring compostability or recyclability) or alternative designs to reduce unnecessary materials (TU Sustainability Report 2019).
Thai Union Group packaging
Easily recyclable packaging
Recyclable ready packaging
Packaging types that have some easily recyclable components
Not recyclable packaging
A range of seafood products under the TU Emincés brand (including salmon, trout, haddock, and tuna) are thinly-sliced & smoked products packed using a cardboard sleeve with a very thin lining of plastic between the cardboard and fish. This has resulted in the reduction of 50 percent of plastic use on key TU branded products.
TU also aims to align its sustainable packaging’s actions to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastic Economy Global Commitment and takes the responsibility of cutting down on plastic pollution in oceans and on land by building a circular economy for plastics.