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DIAM reduces its carbon footprint

Published:  19 August, 2009

Closure producer, Oeneo Bouchage, has reduced the carbon footprint of its DIAM technical closure by 12 per cent, bringing it in line with natural cork.

The news follows the 2007 release of Oeneo's first carbon footprint study into the impact of closures on the environment.

Research Using the Carbon Appraisal method, revealed that the DIAM closure, dressed with a PVC capsule, had a carbon footprint of 4,253 kg of equivalent CO2 per tonne.

Since the release of the results, Oeneo has undertaken initiatives designed to further reduce CO2 emissions in the production phase of the DIAM closure which have been ratified by the French Environmental Agency.

Oeneo sales director Dean Banister said: "Since 2006 production of DIAM has increased four-fold, however the actual carbon footprint of total production has increased by only 3 per cent. In real terms, this represents a 60 per cent reduction in our total carbon footprint by volume output. Moving forward, we remain committed to continuing to reduce our carbon footprint through constantly evaluating our supply chain in order to further reduce CO2 emissions."

Oeneo has further announced the implementation of a restructured environmental policy designed to meet current and future environmental challenges.