|Ali Nicole Noyer
At Sam's, we're committed to the environment and ecological systems from where our food is sourced and grown – and we're working hard to meet today's needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Sustainable Seafood Practices
The seafood we select is caught or farmed in an environmentally sensitive manner, which protects the long-term health of individual fisheries and our ocean ecosystems as a whole.
As our guideline, we use the Seafood Watch recommendations published by the Monterey Bay Aquarium (http://www.mbayaq.org/cr/seafoodwatch.asp) whenever possible.
We use 100% biodegradable and compostable boxes made from sugarcane for all of our to- go items. After the sugarcane stems are crushed and the juice is removed, the dry fibrous material leftover is called bagasse – and that's used to create the durable, disposable to-go boxes. We also recycle all of our bottles and cans.
We recycle all of our rice-based, trans fat-free vegetable oil from our fryers. The oil is picked up weekly by a local auto repair shop, who transforms it into "diesel" fuel for their fleet of vehicles.
We also use 100% biodegradable and compostable packaging and utensils, as well as trans fat-free vegetable oil in our fryers, so it's all recyclable.