Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tastes Great, Less... Glass?

Over the holidays my husband and I received lots of great wine. I normally focus my attention on the label around the body of the glass, but a gold label around the cork of a nice bottle of California cabernet (Three Wishes) caught my attention. The label suggested that the bottle was made of "eco-glass." Eco-Glass (www.eco-glass.org) is actually a wine bottle made of 25% less glass than the typical. Less glass means less raw material needed to produce the bottle and less "weight" required to transport the wine, reducing transportation carbon emissions.

Despite the lighter bottle weight, the bottle still seemed very hefty... honestly I would never have noticed without the label. I have to wonder... how many other little changes like this could we adopt to save money and carbon footprint without feeling a thing?

3 comments:

Jodi "Millennial 4 Earth" Williams said...

i'm totally a box wine kind of girl - there are actually a couple of pretty decent ones out there (besides the franzia you drank in college)....no glass, three bottles in one bladder...not too bad! plus, you don't feel the need to down the whole bottle in one or two days ;)

UGG Fox Fur said...

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