Ocean's Halo is acquiring the license to use BPI Certified Commercially Compostable pods from Smile Compostable Solutions for its vegan quick-cup broths. This move augments Ocean Halo's cause to reduce the use of plastic in its products, protecting oceans for future generations. Last year, the brand led the category by removing plastic tray packaging from its popular seaweed snacks.
Ocean's Halo use of the pod allows the company to expand its product offerings into a new market without creating more plastic pollution. The pod is compatible with Keurig Brewers and meets or exceeds all state regulations. Ocean's Halo is currently offering pods of its all-purpose No Chicken and No Beef Broths.
"Having a leader in the healthy snack category use our pod system to further its sustainability goals is an honor," CEO and Co-Founder Michael Sands, said in the. "Smile is looking forward to working with Ocean's Halo further for other sustainable packaging initiatives."
With a brand launch in 2014, Ocean's Halo is a fast-growing, Asian-inspired brand. Its product lines of seaweed snacks, broth, noodles and sauces are all USDA-certified organic, non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free. Grounded in a commitment to sustainability and bettering the environment, Ocean's Halo donates to ocean conservation initiatives via 1% of the Planet, an organization that inspires businesses and individuals to support the environment.
"As a leading challenger brand, Ocean's Halo demonstrates our commitment to sustainable innovation and makes waves in our category simply by bringing these earth-friendly packaging formats and delicious recipes to the shelves of your local market," CEO and Co-Founder Robert Mock said in the announcement. "Ocean's Halo is appreciative of the partnership with Whole Foods Market for supporting our innovation and sharing that Ocean's Halo compostable broth pods were included in Whole Foods Market's 2023 Trends report."