EcoFishBox enabling sustainable switch for fish packaging companies
Stora Enso’s eco-friendly product for fresh fish packaging, EcoFishBox, continues to gain traction in the Nordic market. The latest company to make the switch from EPS packaging (expanded polystyrene) to EcoFishBox™ is Finnish fish packaging company Tuomaan Kalatukku. The company, which packages around one thousand tonnes of fish per year, has made the move from plastics to the award-winning corrugated board solution. The driver was to minimise use of fossil-based materials but also to save on storage space and cost.
“The environmental friendliness of the packaging was a key selection criterion for us, along with cost and transport benefits” says Tuomaan Kalatukku’s CEO Jari Tainio. “With a corrugated packaging solution our customers, the fish resellers, can recycle the easily-flattened EcoFishBox along with their waste cardboard, which also saves on waste processing costs.”
“We are pleased to have yet another customer onboard that recognizes the benefits of phasing out less environmental-friendly packaging materials in favour of wood-fibre based products,” says Vesa Penttinen, Business Development Manager, Stora Enso Packaging Solutions. “Our EcoFishBox concept offers the fish industry a cost-effective means to reduce the use of plastics while also ensuring high food hygiene standards.”
The leak-tight EcoFishBox is delivered as flat sheets on a pallet and the boxes are raised by an erecting machine, or by hand, thus facilitating up to an 85% saving on storage space.
Further information please contact:
Vesa Penttinen, Business Development Manager, Stora Enso Packaging Solutions
Tel. +358 40 502 2978
Patrik Lindén: Communications Manager, Stora Enso Packaging Solutions
tel. +46 70 612 09 62
Stora Enso in brief
Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2018 were EUR 10.5 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). storaenso.com
Tuomaan Kalatukku in brief
Tuomaan Kalatukku Oy is a fish wholesaler serving institutional kitchens, restaurants and customers in the commercial sector, and is based in Kivikko, Helsinki. The company specialises in fish products that are tailored to the requirements of each customer, and the high quality of these products is ensured by cutting and dressing by hand. Tuomaan Kalatukku employs, on average, 15 people and its turnover in 2018 was EUR 10.4 million. The same entrepreneurs have been in business as fishmongers in Helsinki’s Market Square since 1992. kalaa.fi