Create awareness of the importance of mining crab, clam and oyster shells from restaurant trash with a market driven solution that is sustainable and does not require government funding.
It’s important for us to be as clear about what we do to help create awareness of market driven opportunities to divert shells from landfills while satisfying important social goals that build community support for recycling of shells from all sources. ShellAware is not a tax exempt entity. Clean Green Horizons LLC has contributed the time, energy and funds to start and maintain these services to create the basis for a commercial enterprise doing social good.
Here on the Delmarva Peninsula we are fortunate to live around such an abundance of water. The Bays and their tributaries are filled with aquatic life that depend on clean water to thrive. Our local economy is dependent upon the enjoyment of these natural resources by the public and the fresh seafood for our local restaurants. However we all must become aware of the costs to the local environment of our actions. And find simple steps to help maintain these precious resources for future generations.
“I never realized what a need there was for Oyster shells to help build up the oyster population in the Bays.
Bob the Oyster Eater,
Local Shellaware contributor
“It's important to replenish the oyster supply, as it is a limited resource. Not only is this vital for our business, it is vital for the entire Delmarva Peninsula. Without the ShellAware program our oyster shells would have been going in the trash over the last three years. They provide excellent service. And if I donate the labor to segregate the oyster shells they donate the labor and transportation to collect them, all of it without any tax payer funds!"
Owner, Fins and Claws
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Big Fish Group is first local restaurant to sign up for ShellAware oyster shell collection
25 September 2013
Fins Adds second location oyster shells rule
Local Oyster Eater 2012
Bob loves oysters, and now he is Shellaware in Delaware and recycles his shells
Developing solutions to global environmental issues, such as the depletion of fisheries, can be achieved if we believe it needs be done. We can create collaborative and sustainable ecosystem restoration actions based on that belief. Simple steps we can take with a positive attitude about the outcomes with gratitude for what we have.
ShellAware is thankful to all of the hands that touch the shell, place it in the drum, and closes the lid so the flies don't get in. Grateful for all of the owners that support the program spending labor hours to segregate the shell. All of this help makes a solution that is sustainable and worthwhile.
Together we are demonstrating a solution, informing the people so they are aware "here is a solution", and best of all they are involved in the solution's success by becoming ShellAware!
Coast Press does article "Spawning Shell Recycling"