London-based sole proprietor Borough Wines has launched a zero-waste range of wines.
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The collection includes 25 sustainably focused wines from small independent wine producers around the world, including Fleurieu, Côtes du Rhône, Chianti and Torriga, many of which are biodynamic and vegan.
In order to make all elements of the wine product green, the labels are made from bagasse, a by-product of the extraction of juice from sugar cane, which is biodegradable. These wines are available in three forms:Recycled bottles, Vinotap and refill barrels.
Recycled bottles of wine are shipped in bulk directly from the vineyards to Borough Wines and then placed in the bottling and barrel facilities in London, where they are bottled and then shipped to customers in recycled plastic boxes.
The company encourages customers to take their empty bottles back to their stores, while bars and restaurants store them, which are collected and reused by merchants across the UK, thereby reducing the number of bottles that need to be recycled.
Vinotap, meanwhile, is a 10-liter replacement for the stainless steel bag-in-box with a tap dispensing system. Once emptied, the container is collected, cleaned and refilled so that restaurants and bars can minimize wine waste.
The wine product is also available in refill barrels, with each 25 liter barrel (equivalent to 33.3 bottles of wine) being collected and reused by Borough Wines, saving 16kg of glass waste.
Our mission is to reduce waste in the beverage supply chain and we are excited to be able to offer these innovative new models to our customers.
We are always looking for new ways to help companies reduce waste, says Muriel Chatel, managing director of Borough Wines. Now that environmental issues are on the agenda, we want to help our customers address these issues.