Sense and sustainability: How wine producers are protecting the environment

Carlos de Jesus, director of marketing and communication, Amorim & Irmãos 

“Sustainability is at the heart of our entire operation, starting with the fact that cork oaks are a natural and native species to the areas where we source our raw material. If you are making the world’s most environmentally friendly, natural bottle closures, then your production methods should be as green as possible.

That way, we can provide the best solutions for any winery seeking to improve their sustainability credentials. After all, if they are working hard to offer sustainably produced wines for eco- conscious retailers and consumers, then the closure must be real cork, with all its proven added value advantages. At the same time, ease of recycling is becoming a key issue – particularly in light of alternative metal stoppers and the growing furore over plastics.

Several hundreds of millions of corks have already been recycled worldwide and ground down for secondary applications, from flooring to sandals.”

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