OEG Offshore's Enviro-Pak division in the USA recently supported Ports America and their partnership with non-profit organization Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), in a long-established coastal restoration project, the Oyster Shell Recycling Program.
OEG supplied fifty waste compactor bags for the project to assist with the transport of pre-packaged oyster shells offshore, where they are used to build new oyster reefs.
The compactor bags are made from disposable, recyclable polypropylene and are designed to accompany the Enviro-Pak waste compactor product line for offshore waste handling.
In September 2022, volunteers from Ports America attended a volunteer event at the oyster shell yard in Violet, LA where they worked to transfer bagged oyster shell from pallets to OEG Enviro-Pak compactor bags.
Garrett Gauthier, USA Regional Director at OEG Offshore said, "We appreciate the opportunity to be involved in this great project and look forward to continuing to support in the future. The Louisiana coast is a precious asset that our employees and families cherish and want to preserve for generations to come."
CRCL leads a program which uses recycled oyster shells from local restaurants to create and deploy reefs in key locations throughout southeast Louisiana. These reefs act to protect the coastline from erosion and to restore critical ecosystems within Louisiana.
Launched in June 2014, CRCL's oyster restoration program has collected more than 10.5 million pounds of oyster shell and protected over 8,000 feet of shoreline along the Louisiana coast.