Cardboard Wine Bottles Offer A Greener Alternative To Glass [Pics]
Paperboy Wine is easier to recycle and 85% lighter than a glass bottle.
When it comes to recycling, glass beats plastic every time, but paper is the real winner with a 91% recycling rate. To put this into practice, the packaging company Ecologic Brands joined forces with winery Truett-Hurst to create Paperboy Wine, an alcoholic delight served in stylish compressed recycled cardboard bottles.
Not only is PaperBoy’s carbon footprint 67% smaller than a traditional glass bottle, but it’s lightweight design also means that if the 207.7 million cases of wine shipped each year in the United States were made from cardboard, it would slash shipping costs and save the equivalent of 50,793,750 gallons of diesel.