Wild Harbour supports the fight for Zero Waste. By caring for you and the environment, we really believe that every small detail contributes to a better world. Becoming a Zero Waste company was a goal that we strived for from the very start. We are so proud to promise that our continued Zero Waste goal is ethical, economical, efficient, and visionary. We hope to guide consumers and the industry in changing their lifestyles and business practices to emulating sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.

We’ve already adopted lots of exciting Zero Waste practices into our business. Everything from the paper to packaging – even the bulbs in our office are environmentally friendly. We use eco-friendly and reusable packaging such as our famous blue boxes, and we don’t use plastics or polystyrene for any of our packagings. Our most creative zero waste venture has been repurposing the waste product from preparing fish and shellfish for our customers…

We believe fish is good, even the inedible parts! 

Fish waste can have a negative impact on both the local environment and the wider coastal zones by contaminating water and aquatic plants and spreading parasites, germs, and diseases at multiple ecosystem levels. If we do not address effective fish waste disposal, humans may suffer, thereby exacerbating the current crisis in our ecosystems. We knew it was time to take a stand and show our support for Zero Waste.

Once we’ve prepared your delicious wild seafood ready for shipping, the leftover off-cuts such as heads and guts do not end up in the bin! Now, this waste from the sea can become… fertilizer! As part of our Zero Waste efforts, we collect all our waste from preparing your seafood and recycle the product into the agricultural industry here in Cornwall. By recycling fish waste to make fertilizer, it gives the agricultural industry an organic product that enables outstanding results for vegetables and also helps towards pollution abatement and the development of a reasonably healthy ecological environment, safeguarding water resources from contamination. Fish waste compost can be used in just about all agricultural settings such as; farm, garden, vegetable production, field crops, trees, and landscapes as a soil amendment and fertilizer supplement to increase soil organic matter and nutrients, promote moisture-holding ability, and then enhance production and quality. 

So next time you’re tucking into a lovely Cornish cauliflower, just think that your veggies may have been provided nutrients with organic fish waste fertilizer. 

From the second you place your order or give us a call, you’ll be joining the fight for a more sustainable environment.