Coca-Cola partners with Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures

Blue Ocean Closures, a Swedish start-up dedicated to reducing plastic usage in packaging closures, announces its partnership with Coca-Cola’s EMEA R&D Center in Brussels.

The innovation introduced by Blue Ocean Closures is a fibre-based packaging screw cap, derived from biobased and recyclable materials. “For us to succeed with this groundbreaking move, away from fossil-based plastics, it is extremely important to have global brands onboard, with the ambition and ability to truly making a difference, says Lars Sandberg, CEO of Blue Ocean Closures. In line with its ambitions to advance sustainable packaging while reducing the use of non-renewable
material, and support its ambitious World Without Waste strategy, Coca-Cola is joining Blue Ocean Closures’ community of pioneering partners.

“We are excited to be part of the pioneer community and to help test and develop this innovation during its continued development. It fits both our sustainability strategy and our on-going exploratory work with future packaging technologies which may complement other, existing types of packaging in our packaging mix,” says Daphné Ronat, Packaging Engineer at the Coca-Cola EMEA R&D Center in Brussels, Belgium.

Blue Ocean Closures aims to transform the packaging industry through the design and manufacture of fibre-based screw caps and lids. First to the market, it is
addressing the world’s plastic pollution crisis by ensuring its high-quality products live up to five core concepts: being biobased, ocean-biodegradable, recyclable, cost-effective, and scalable. As brands, businesses, and innovators worldwide look to achieve sustainability, Blue Ocean Closures is doing its part to drive progress in packaging. Backed by industry leaders Alpla and Glatfelter, Blue Ocean Closures is exploring new packaging solutions and enabling brands to decrease their carbon footprint.

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Photo: Fibre-based cap developed by Blue Ocean Closures (photo: Patrik Fahlin)