Tequila Komos, partnered with Green Loop, to use byproduct waste from the tequila industry through Green Loop’s Agave Bagasse Waste Recovery Center. Komos is the first tequila producer to use BIOPALL by Green Loop - an eco-friendly, compostable, and biodegradable packaging solution in the form of hybrid biopallets made of 70% agave fiber and 30% wood sourced from sustainably managed forests. This innovation of repurposing byproduct waste as a raw material greatly reduces the volume of residual agave bagasse (more than 80 tons of agave fibers are recycled for every 1,000 biopallets used) and helps reduce tree logging by 30-70% according to Green Loop. Green Loop also harnesses renewable energy generated by agave briquettes to cover 90% of its energy use.
This partnership reaffirms Tequila Komos’s commitment to environmental and social responsibility through the not-for-profit Komos Foundation. Along with distillery partners in Jalisco, the foundation repurposes byproduct waste from tequila production and turns it into adobe bricks, which are 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,” said Casa Komos Brands Group (CKBG) Co-Founder & Co-CEO Richard Betts. “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.”