Climate love

Patrik Lobergh

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Blue Ocean Closures

Climate love

Blue Ocean Closures are replacing plastic screw caps with paper fiber - aiming for 5 billion units per year

SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRY They are replacing plastic screw caps with paper fiber – aiming for 5 billion units per year "We want to replace a small gadget of which there are a massive number," says Lars Sandberg, CEO of Blue Ocean Closures. Several billion plastic caps and lids are consumed every day. They are the first in the world – and are supported by industry giants. Säffle factory (Sweden) does what no one else has managed to achieve on a large scale: cellulose-based screw caps that replace plastic. A new EU directive on plastic lids can speed up the transition. The cellulose-based closures must live up to three basic requirements: - They must consist entirely of biomaterials, they must be able to be recycled into new cellulose products, and the corks that still end up in nature must be broken down without leaving any microplastics behind, says Ulrika Evermark, director of partnerships at Blue Ocean Closures. Globally, 6.5 billion plastic caps and closures are consumed every day. This corresponds to 2,500 billion oil-based disposable products per year. https://www.nyteknik.se/papper-plast-topp/de-ersatter-plast-med-pappersfiber-siktar-pa-5-miljarder-enheter-per-ar/2011223

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  • We Don't Have Time

    11 w

    Dear Patrik Lobergh Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Blue Ocean Closures and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

    • Tabitha Kimani

      11 w

      A milestone towards solving the plastic pollution.

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      • rosebellendiritu

        11 w

        Good deal and the process is amazing coz even the corks that end up in nature will still be environmental friendly... kudos

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        • Daniel Waweru

          11 w

          Plastics are a very very big threat to our climate and every measure to curb them goes a long way. This is great initiative

          • Annett Michuki..

            11 w

            this is a brilliant idea,

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