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Corporate Madness. Can you believe it?
chaiyah Started conversation Nov 17, 2006
A Scottish fish processing plant will close, dispose of 100 employees, send the scampi on a 12,000 mile trip to Thailand, process them, then send them back to the U.K. for packaging and sale.
BBC -- "12,000-mile scampi trip condemned"
Plans to send Scottish seafood on a 12,000-mile trip to Thailand to be peeled before being sold in the UK have been condemned by environmentalists.
Young's Seafood said the move, which will result in 120 job losses at its plant in Annan, was necessary due to "prohibitive wage costs" in the UK.
Friends of the Earth Scotland described the decision as "madness".
It said every tonne of scampi shipped to Thailand would generate half of tonne of carbon dioxide emissions.
FoE director Duncan McLaren said: "It clearly makes economic sense but the environmental impact of this is remarkable."
"For the few pounds it is saving the company, it is costing the rest of us - costing the planet - many pounds of environmental damage."
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