Genji Sushi Honored with Responsible Packaging Award

Company Recognized for Its Patented 100% Compostable Sushi Tray by Leading Industry Body

Philadelphia, PA, September 26, 2011 --( Genji Sushi, purveyor of all-natural sushi and Japanese cuisine at 137 Whole Foods Markets on the East Coast and in San Francisco, is proud to announce it is the recipient of a Responsible Packaging Award from the Responsible Packaging Project. Genji was recognized for its patented 100% tree-free compostable sushi tray, which was co-developed with partner Be Green Packaging, LLC. The Award was presented at the Natural Products Expo in Baltimore, MD on September 24, 2011.

“We are honored to receive this award from the Responsible Packaging Project,” said Ken Blakeman, Director of Marketing, Genji, Inc. “Our commitment to sustainability and earth-friendly practices is central to our mission, and we are proud to be praised for our efforts.”

The Responsible Packaging Awards recognize organic and natural industry achievements and innovations in environmentally responsible packaging, including materials reduction, the use of 100% post-consumer recycled, non-GMO, compostable and third party certified packaging and packaging that is returnable for reuse, easily recycled or reused by the end user. Nominees are evaluated on criteria in three areas: commitment to transparency, extended producer responsibility and ecological systems design principles.

The Awards are co-sponsored by the Responsible Packaging Project, a non-profit collaboration of the Food Trade Sustainability Leadership Association, Independent Natural Foods Retail Association, National Cooperative Grocers Association, New Hope Natural Media, Organic Trade Association, United Natural Foods Inc. and Whole Foods Market’s Green Mission.

The Awards ceremony was held on September 24, 2011 at 12:00PM in room 322 at the Baltimore Convention Center during the Natural Products Expo in East Baltimore, MD. To learn more, please visit

About Genji Sushi
Established in 1997, Genji Sushi is dedicated to the finest quality all-natural sushi and Japanese-inspired cuisine in a grab‐and‐go style. Its sushi bars are located within 138 Whole Foods Market locations in 18 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.K. At each location, skilled chefs prepare a variety of fresh items on‐site, including raw, cooked, vegetarian and vegan-friendly sushi and sides. The company mission is to contribute towards healthier food consumption habits on a global level. For more information, visit

About Be Green Packaging
Be Green Packaging LLC, based out of Santa Barbara, Calif., manufactures and distributes Cradle to Cradle certified, tree-free, compostable, recyclable, and non-GMO packaging for the food and consumer packaging industries. The company’s products are made from annually renewable plant fibers that are safe for people and healthy for the planet. For more information about the company, please visit

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