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Bothell-based HaloSource celebrates Earth Day with guest speaker, recycling milestone

The following release is from HaloSource in Bothell:

Bothell-based Halosource, a clean water technology company, celebrated Earth Day 2014 by achieving a recycling milestone: more than 20 million kilograms of crab shells recycled for use in the manufacturing of its products since its started recycling crab and shrimp shells in 1981. To celebrate this company milestone in conjunction with Earth Day, HaloSource hosted a luncheon with guest speaker and local recycling guru, Tom Watson, columnist for the Seattle Times and King County’s renowned ‘EcoConsumer’ who congratulated the company on its mission to continually innovate water technologies and teach both corporations and individual citizens how to reduce their water footprints. Watson also spoke on how to reduce waste as a part of the company’s internal sustainability efforts.

SeaKlear upcycles fishing industry waste to create innovative and environmentally friendly pool products. The company re-used more than 25,000 kilograms of crab and shrimp shells in 2013 alone — creating product for the 2014 swimming season. The shells are a direct product from fishing industries - these crab and shrimp shells would have otherwise gone to waste.

SeaKlear brand water treatment products for use in swimming pools and spas, is proud to be one of the first companies in the industry to make recycling central to its manufacturing operations. The ‘crab’ visual in their logo pays respect to the product’s core ingredient: recycled crab shells. The company’s recycling effort began in 1981 when two SeaKlear chemists teamed up with a single goal in mind. They planned to use wasted crab shells from the seafood industry and extract a valuable substance called Chitin in order to create a natural alternative to petroleum-based chemicals. In 1985 the first SeaKlear product, SeaKlear 4-in-1 (now sold under the name SeaKlear Natural Clarifier), was introduced to the pool market as the first all-natural water clarifier.

“We are very proud to have reached this recycling milestone and appreciate the support of pool professionals who have been buying our products since the 1980s. Together we are working to reduce the waste on our planet,” said Sean Manne, Sr. Director at SeaKlear. “Our natural polymer technologies not only keep pool and spa water clean, but also are now cleaning water before re-entering the environment during construction and industrial use. But none of it would have happened without the start we received from the pool and spa industry.”

Consumers interested in buying their pool and spa water treatment products from a local, eco-friendly manufacturer, should look for SeaKlear products in their neighborhood pool and spa supply store or visit: www.seaklear.com.

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