Salucop Group, Inc.’s CEO and CFO recently called for donations for their sustainability program and they don’t want money. The group wants old wine boxes, according to the company. Sisters Sigrid and Sissel Salucop have been reusing and recycling wine boxes for a long time now because of their own convictions about sustainable development but only made it official on December 20, Friday.
In a memorandum addressed to the company’s board of directors, Sigrid Salucop said that the move is “aligned with SGI’s vision”. The company recycles its own wine bottles and bottles from other brands. The announcement about cardboard boxes is just another addition to the materials that the group would like to reuse and recycle.
“We have had great success with reusing bottles and we intend to do the same with cardboard boxes,” Sigrid Salucop says. She adds that “this is the right thing to do” because it is in the interest of the company to “take better care of the environment”.
In an article published by Salucop Group’s wine brand Basi del Diablo, Salucop said that producing or buying new cardboard boxes adds to the company’s carbon footprint.
According to Salucop, “there is no resistance” to this program as far as the board is concerned. Salucop Group is a family business and it has always been mindful about wastage and its impact on the environment.
Sissel Salucop, Sigrid’s sister and the company’s Chief Finance Officer is reportedly “very excited” about this announcement. She wrote in an email that it is a good thing in terms of the company’s finances. “It saves us a lot of money. You have to consider the impact this makes financially and since it is also a wonderful thing to do for the environment, we call it a win-win,” she added.
Massachusetts company Recycling Works wrote in one of its articles that cardboard or corrugated boxes are readily recyclable. They added that recycling this material is “good for the planet” because it “helps conserve valuable resources, reduces pollution from production of new materials, and creates jobs.”
Individuals interested in donating used wine boxes can contact the winemakers or drop off said materials at the company’s retail shop Wilfred’s. Salucop Group notes that it will not accept waxed, soiled, and wet corrugated boxes as they are not recyclable.