Nomacorc Ocean is a new closure from Vinventions, and the first closure worldwide made using Ocean Bound Plastic. For this launch, Vinventions has forged two partnerships. In Sicily, Donnafugata estate has joined Vinventions in its actions to preserve the oceans by choosing Nomacorc Ocean for its Damarino cuvée. In France, Maison Bouey has chosen this closure for its fully eco-designed cuvée Oh La Vache!
Taking care of the environment and helping preserve our planet have long been core values for Vinventions. With the launch of Nomacorc Ocean, Vinventions takes a new step in driving the wine industry towards sustainability and a circular economy by offering a wine closure made using recycled, ocean-bound plastics, collected in coastal regions to help limit marine pollution.
For this launch, Vinventions has forged two partnerships with companies both rooted in wine traditions and oriented towards the future through their strong commitment to sustainability. In Italy, the Sicilian estate Donnafugata, which has been committed to sustainability for 30 years, has chosen this closure for its Damarino cuvée. In France, Maison Bouey, the famous Bordeaux trader of the Bouey family, established in the Médoc since 1821, has chosen the Nomacorc Ocean closure for its fully eco-designed cuvée Oh La Vache!.
Many actions are taken worldwide to help limit marine pollution. Some actions aim to block waste before it reaches the ocean. Nomacorc Ocean uses a raw material from waste diverted from the oceans called Ocean-Bound Plastic (OBP), to give them a second life and prevent them from polluting the ocean.
“Based on scientific studies, OBP is estimated to generate 80 % of plastic marine litter. By recycling OBP and using it in a new product, the aim is being part of the value chain, at our scale, to increase the demand for harvesting waste and thus reduce its volume and the risk it presents for nature. To be effective against this pollution, the areas for collection matters. The recycled raw material used for Nomacorc Ocean comes from coastal areas located in Asia, where marine pollution is considered the highest,” says Romain Thomas, Nomacorc Product Manager at Vinventions.
Located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is an island with a unique climate and incredible biodiversity. With its estates covering more than 400 hectares of vineyards, Donnafugata is firmly rooted in this environment. “We are proud that Vinventions has chosen us to launch this project – explains Josè Rallo, owner of Donnafugata with his brother Antonio – because it strengthens our commitment to environmental sustainability and safeguarding the nature, especially the seas and oceans. Thanks to the use of this closure on our Damarino wines, we contribute to the recycling of an equivalent of 1.15 tons of OBP.”
For all actions towards sustainability, Vinventions choses to follow the best practices and certifications related to the existing standards. For Nomacorc Ocean, the OBP is collected by an organization certified to Zero Plastics Oceans’ standards. The certification ensures that OBP is collected under ethical and profitable conditions, which are audited, and that collection areas and waste collected are compliant with the OBP definition given by Zero Plastic Oceans. This guarantees that collection efforts have the highest impact on preventing marine pollution.
“When Vinventions introduced us to Nomacorc Ocean, I immediately saw the positive impact of this closure. Being a surfer myself, being able to cork our wines with a closure that helps make the oceans cleaner was obvious. The Nomacorc Ocean also allows our wine Oh La Vache! to achieve an excellent level of eco-design,” explains Yann Bouey, Asia-Pacific Zone Director for Maison Bouey.
With Nomacorc Ocean, Vinventions’ aim is also to offer its customers and the end consumer the option of contributing to the protection of our oceans. Do you want to be part of the change and act aside Vinventions?
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Vinventions is the world’s most comprehensive provider of wine closure solutions designed to support the diverse needs of winemakers. Vinventions provides closure solutions that maximize performance, design, and sustainability. Its brands include Nomacorc Green Line and Blue Line, SÜBR (micro-natural), Vintop (screwcaps) and Wine Quality Solutions which includes enological devices, equipment and services that improve the wine quality and consistency through real-time quality control. Vinventions employs more than 550 associates worldwide and operates manufacturing sites in the United States, Belgium, France, Italy, Argentina, South Africa, and China. Vinventions’ leadership values are customer proximity, innovation, empowerment, open teamwork, sustainability, and long-term responsibility.
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