Amcor Capsules, a global leader in developing and producing responsible closures for wine and spirits, has improved the sustainability performance of its market leading STELVIN® aluminium screwcap range by reducing its carbon footprint by up to 35%.
The production of a STELVIN® screwcap now emits up to 35% less carbon emissions compared to a standard screwcap produced with European aluminum sheets1. This is made possible thanks to the introduction of up to 46%² recycled aluminium and the careful selection of low-carbon primary aluminium which are certified and independently verified³ in the manufacturing process. This reduction applies immediately to STELVIN® and all 30H60 screw caps produced in Europe, North America and South America for wine and spirits brands.
Brands can also go further in their sustainability journey and select PVDC4 free liner named STELVIN® INSIDE.
The improvements are immediately available to customers worldwide. This greener version of the STELVIN® screw cap takes part in Amcor Capsules’ TRANSPARENCE program – a sustainability program of continuous improvement that aims to support the wine and spirits industry that was launched in July 2023.
Yannick Magnon, General Manager of Amcor Capsules says, “We were the market pioneers in 1964 with the launch of the first screw cap for wine. Since then, STELVIN® has been recognized and praised by winemakers worldwide as setting the standard for quality and as one of the most sustainable capping solutions in the industry. We always aim for the best for our customers, and we wanted to go further to help them achieve their own sustainability goals.”
STELVIN® carbon footprint reduction shows Amcor Capsules’ commitment to increase recycled content use and mitigate the environmental impact of its products.
This announcement supports Amcor’s pledge to reduce its carbon footprint and is part of its ongoing commitment to the SBTi, which commits the company to reach net zero emissions by 20505. Learn more about Amcor Capsules’ sustainability activities here and TRANSPARENCE program here.
More information about the STELVIN® ranges carbon footprint reduction is available here.