Tequila Komos has just partnered with Green Loop to utilize its BIOPALL, an eco-friendly, compostable and biodegradable packaging solution. BIOPALL will be used in Komos’ supply chain, the brand states.
These Green Loop hybrid biopallets are made of 70% agave fiber and 30% wood sourced from sustainably managed forests. This way of repurposing byproduct waste as a raw material can greatly reduce the volume of residual agave bagasse (more than 80 tons of agave fibers are recycled for every 1,000 biopallets used) and also helps reduce tree logging by 30-70%, according to the brand.
Komos Keeps Sustainability at the Forefront
This partnership is not the first in Komos’ sustainability efforts. Casa Komos Brands Group (CKBG) Co-founder and Co-CEO Richard Betts in Oaxaca has been increasing the brand’s sustainability efforts for the last 10 years, along with its not-for-profit Komos Foundation, the company states. Along with distillery partners in Jalisco, the foundation repurposes byproduct waste from tequila production and turns it into adobe bricks given to the community to build housing, schools, hospitals and other local infrastructure projects. It also operates as a learning center, teaching other tequila producers how to repurpose their byproduct waste with the ambition of getting as many producers involved as possible.
“Our intention remains to lead the charge in finding and implementing sustainable solutions for tequila production and ensure the wellbeing of individuals and communities in Mexico,” says CKBG Partner & co-CEO Richard Betts in a news release. “Joining forces with Green Loop allows us to do that, as well as further contribute to waste reduction and the promotion of a circular economy.”
“We are thrilled to count CKBG among our very first partners, and hope that more tequila producers will follow their lead and embrace eco-friendly alternatives to traditional packaging materials. We truly believe that, together, we can make a lasting impact on environmental preservation in Mexico and beyond,” says Green Loop CEO Diego Arregui in the release.