Austral Fisheries, a company that catches Patagonian toothfish and Skull Island tiger prawn, has become first certified Carbon Neutral seafood business in the world. This implies it has a carbon footprint zero emissions, that is to say, the balance between the amount of carbon released against the equivalent amount sequestered or offset is zero.
This achievement is the result of independent audits of the Western Australian based company’s operations to determine its carbon footprint, and then purchasing carbon offsets to support planting trees to cover all of the company’s emissions from January 1, 2016.
Around 190,000 native trees were required to offset Austral’s estimated 27,422 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions for 2016. The project chosen to achieve this is based in WA’s wheat belt and is being undertaken by Carbon Neutral Pty Ltd...
Trader Joe's to stop buying Mexican shrimp United States
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