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Bay Cities and Cruz Foam Launch Wine Industry's Most Sustainable Shipping Solution

Published: Nov 27, 2023

by Food Beverages Press Release

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Bay Cities and Cruz Foam Launch Wine Industry's Most Sustainable Shipping Solution

The EcoVino(™) product range has options for Premium, Everyday, and Champagne and are created of fully compostable and recyclable materials "Our customers can now confidently send wine club shipments, premium wine from auction houses, gifts and other deliveries at any time of the year and in an appealing and sustainable presentation.”— Sahar Mehrabzadeh

Bay Cities, a leading designer and manufacturer of sustainable retail packaging and displays, and Cruz Foam, the TIME award-winning circular materials company, today announced the launch of their new EcoVino(TM) range of earth-friendly wine shipping products. The companies are debuting sustainable packaging solutions at the WIN Expo trade show which is the largest trade show focused exclusively on wineries in California, and the 2nd largest wine industry show in North America. “We are excited about the debut of the eco-friendly wine shipping solution at this year’s WIN Expo,” says Sahar Mehrabzadeh, EVP of Sales at Bay Cities. “Our customers can now confidently send wine club shipments, premium wine from auction houses, gifts and other deliveries at any time of the year and in an appealing and sustainable presentation. EcoVino’s packaging is not only in line with consumer’s sustainable values but also in line with the wine industry’s sustainable farming practices.” “Over the two past years, Cruz Foam has been increasingly approached by wine, beverage and luxury brands for environmentally-conscious e-commerce packaging for wines and spirits companies,” said John Felts, CEO & Co-Founder of Cruz Foam. “Our partnership with Bay Cities will allow us to provide the highest quality, compostable impact and thermal protection for wines and spirits with appealing, brand-positive designs.” Approximately 2.2 million tons of expanded polystyrene foam is produced annually. Bay Cities’ mission is to replace polystyrene foam that is used in the wine industry with Cruz Foam, a bioengineered foam made from seafood waste, thereby reducing the plastic that is filling our landfills and oceans. Bay Cities is FSC® and SFI® certified, and uses eco-friendly, food-safe water-based inks. The wine packaging is made with up to 99% post-consumer waste and is 100% recyclable. Together, Bay Cities and Cruz Foam have created a budget-friendly sustainable, thermal-controlled wine shipping solution. View the Full Story Here

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