Seaman Paper to fund ocean research and conservation – Launches “Sea the Difference” initiative
GARDNER, Mass., September 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Seaman Paper Company, a global provider of paper-based solutions designed to reduce the proliferation of single-use plastics, today announced partnerships with leading ocean research and conservation organizations, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and One Ocean Foundation. Seaman Paper Company has made multi-year commitments to these organizations to fund critical research and conservation efforts while launching the “Sea the Difference” initiative to raise awareness of the growing risk of plastics in our oceans.
“Nano- and microplastic pollution in the oceans represents one of the most concerning and least understood emerging consequences of increasing plastic consumption,” said Dr. Michael P. Crosby. “With the philanthropic leadership of Seaman Paper, Mote is able to push the frontiers of science with our Nanoplastic Pollution Research and Policy Center and highlight research and public policy solutions to this critical threat. “
“I am delighted to welcome Seaman Paper to our network of ‘ocean advocates’ companies,” said Ricardo Bonadeo, President of One Ocean Foundation. “They are a leader at the forefront of providing best practices for a sustainable economy and for the protection and preservation of the marine environment.”
“Our Vela™ product line is an off-the-shelf solution for those looking to replace single-use plastics, and partnering with Mote and One Ocean Foundation is a natural fit,” says Ken Winterhalter, CEO of Seaman Paper. “These organizations share Seaman Paper’s passion for gaining greater insight into the impact nanoplastics are having on our oceans while working to conserve critical resources.”
Thanks to this initiative, each use of a fully recyclable Vela paper™ bag will generate additional funding to support vital research into the impact of plastics in the oceans and fund work to uncover practical solutions to these critical causes.
All Vela partner companies™ join the growing list of brands like Mara HoffmanOuterknown and Faherty striving to achieve their ESG initiatives by eliminating single-use poly plastic from their global apparel transportation supply chains through their use of Vela™ Bags.
Going forward, all Vela inventory™ the bags will be imprinted with a “Sea the Difference” badge – designed by sea life painter Roberto “Pasta” Pantaleo – illustrating this initiative. Vela™ customers are also encouraged to incorporate the “Sea the Difference” badge into their personalized Vela branding™ bags to show their support.
If you want to stop single-use plastics from polluting our oceans and be part of critical ocean research and conservation, Seaman Paper invites businesses and brands to ‘Sea the Difference’ and switch to Vela™. Visit www.vela.eco/sea-the-difference to learn more and get started today.
About Seaman Paper Company
Seaman Paper, headquartered in Garner, Mass., is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of environmentally friendly specialty papers and packaging solutions. The family business has been making paper for Massachusetts since 1946. Over the past decade, Seaman Paper has grown its domestic and global manufacturing operations to meet the needs of its customers worldwide. The company’s sustainable paper-based solutions help customers protect what’s most important to them. To learn more about Seaman Paper, visit www.seamanpaper.com
About Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, based in Sarasota, Florida, has conducted marine research since its founding as a small, one-room laboratory in 1955. Since then, Mote has grown to encompass more than 20 research and conservation programs that span the spectrum of marine science: sustainable aquaculture systems designed to mitigate growing pressures on wild fish populations; red tide research which aims to inform the public and mitigate the harmful effects of red tide through innovative technologies; marine animal science, conservation and rehabilitation programs dedicated to the protection of animals such as sea turtles, manatees and dolphins; and much more. Mote Aquarium, accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, is open 365 days a year. Learn more about mote.org or connect with @motemarinelab on Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About One Ocean Foundation
One Ocean Foundation is an Italian entity working internationally to protect the marine and coastal environment. The Foundation’s mission is to accelerate solutions to ocean problems by inspiring international leaders, institutions, businesses and individuals; promote a sustainable blue economy and improve ocean literacy through ocean literacy. OOF wants to be a platform that can bring together and strengthen existing efforts in favor of the ocean in a collaborative and non-competitive perspective. www.1ocean.org
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