In a move to diminish its reliance on virgin grade plastic, Guala Closures is developing a range of wine and spirits stoppers made of ocean-sourced plastic. The Italian closures specialist is working with California-based Oceanworks to source supply.
By opting to integrate ocean-sourced plastic in its products, Guala Closures is working towards meeting its goal of using 35% recycled material in its production by 2025. The company has signed an exclusive agreement with digital marketplace Oceanworks for the supply of recycled polymers. The material will initially be used for wine and spirits closures in the company’s Blossom sustainable range, with other solutions to follow.
The initiative is in line with Guala Closure’s Design to Change strategy, part of its four-pronged approach to eco-design.
“This major agreement reinforces the group’s commitment in favor of more sustainable solutions by integrating our closures in the circular economy. The success of our sustainability strategy depends both on solid in-house research and partnerships with key players like Oceanworks,” explained Fulvio Bosano, R&D Director of Guala Closures in a statement.