A green twist as Morrisons unveils wine screw cap

Morrisons is rolling out a new environmentally friendly wine screw cap that it claims will reduce its carbon footprint. The UK retailer is trialling the ‘Green Leaf’ (GL) cap, manufactured […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Morrisons is rolling out a new environmentally friendly wine screw cap that it claims will reduce its carbon footprint.

The UK retailer is trialling the ‘Green Leaf’ (GL) cap, manufactured by Italian firm Enoplastic, on 75cl bottles of its own brand Soave wine.

The new seal uses the same technology and materials as a standard screw cap but contains 64% less aluminium and can be completely removed, making it easier for the bottle to be recycled.

It also takes up less space when transported which the retailer claims will reduce the size of cap shipments to the bottling plant by around 60% – cutting transport emissions.

Steve Mosey, Morrisons BWS Category Director said: “We are delighted to be the first major supermarket to bring the GL closure to the UK market.

“This new launch is proof of our ambition to drive innovation in the category which our BWS [beer, wine and spirits] team has worked hard to keep fresh and relevant to our customers. We are proud to take responsibility for our own carbon reduction while keeping prices low.”

The supermarket aims to reduce total emissions by 30% by 2020.