Greenpeace Applauds Costco’s Move Toward Sustainability


Greenpeace has recently praisedĀ Costco for their more sustainable seafood sales policy. Since August 2010, they stopped selling 12 kinds of fish associated with severe environmental concerns, some of these including: Atlantic cod, Atlantic halibut, Chilean sea bass, orange roughy, shark, swordfish, and bluefin tuna.

ā€œIt is important that the items we offer our customers are those that we can continue to provide well into the future and to provide responsibly,ā€ stated Jeff Lyons, Costco senior vice president. ā€œOur policy will help us to continue to meet the demands of our customers, who look to us for high quality items at great value.ā€

Given Costco’s size and market, Greenpeace asserts this new seafood sustainability policyĀ is significant and will have “sweeping” implications on the industry, not to mentionĀ benefittingĀ marine ecosystems. [Read full article].

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