For the love of nature

Vinolok’s commitment to sustainability drives all parts of the glass production and delivery.

Vinolok Sustainability - Fully Recyclable

FULLY RECYCLABLE

Glass, the main part of the Vinolok closure, is endlessly recyclable with no impact on quality. It can be melted repeatedly and transformed into new Vinolok closures or other glass products.

Keep it green

Glass is a substance made from natural materials and it is one of the few materials that is fully recyclable without loss of quality. This makes glass the archetype of sustainable packaging and as such is usually the first choice for consumers who are environmentally conscious.

Vinolok Sustainability - Natural Materials

Vinolok’s commitment to sustainability drives all parts of the glass production and delivery.

Vinolok Sustainability - Glass Recycling

Glass
recycling

99% of glass cullet from the Vinolok production is used again in the production of the closures. Glass recycling has a direct impact on climate change and the use of recycled glass reduces carbon emissions and saves energy. Recycled glass melts at a lower temperature than virgin materials, so the use of recycled glass instead of raw materials helps to conserve natural resources.

Water
conservation

Vinolok adheres to strict emission limits for pollutants set for water discharged into sewage systems. For example, the adoption of a closed cooling water loop minimizes water consumption during the glass melting process.

Vinolok Sustainability - Water Conservation

Responsible sourcing

The glass closure is made from the best raw materials from local sources. Furthermore, production takes place in northern Bohemia. Mining of glass sand, glass melting and pressing all take place locally within 40 km of the company headquarters.

Packaging and shipping

Even after the Vinolok closure is produced, we continue to focus on efficient and low impact materials and procedures to deliver the closure to the customers.

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The cardboard box in which  closures are delivered is made of recycled material (68%) and is suitable for further recycling after use. The surface is made of primary fiber to ensure the packaging hygiene.

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The trays, which hold the closures in place during transport, are made of PET three-layer foil. The inner layer, which represents 80% of the total blister thickness, is made of already recycled PET material. Both outer layers are made of virgin PET material and thus meet the specifications for food contact material. The entire tray is completely recyclable.

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The pallets used for shipping the boxes with Vinolok closures are 100% reusable.

Recycling
shipping trays

The efficient design of these trays allows them to be stacked one on another tightly wrapped in a sturdy package. After bottling, for smaller quantities you can throw them in the recycle bin for plastic or, for larger quantities, search for a PET recycling company. Contact our customer service department to help you find one near you.

Vinolok
sealing ring

The sealing ring is made of material EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymer) manufactured by DOW. It is not silicone resin and it is PVC and phthalates free. The ring complies with European regulations for materials intended to come into contact with beverages. It is not glued to the closure, you can remove it by hand and recycle.

Upcycling

The life cycle of a glass closure can be unlimited. Upcycling means turning a product into something useful and often beautiful; this can happen with a glass closure and a bottle. Not only is it good for the environment, it also creates memorable branding.

Quality first

One of the main objectives of the Vinolok company is to provide customers with high-quality products and services. Every single glass closure passes 100% quality check four times during the production process and therefore Vinolok is a guarantee of securely sealed beverage. In order to satisfy customers‘ existing and future product quality and safety requirements, the Vinolok company has established an Integrated Management System with the application of modern management principles and international standards.

Responsible to our region and people

Vinolok strictly adheres to a comprehensive program of environmentally responsible business practices and manufacturing procedures that comply with all major EUstandards and legislation.
Our technologies are regularly submitted for voluntary audit by accredited laboratories and organizations to ensure appropriate compliance levels and guarantee safe working conditions for our employees worldwide.

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