This week, huh?
If you feel the desire to have a glass or two of wine to help you relax into the weekend, perhaps you can consider one sent to you via the mail in a very sustainable PET package.
United Kingdom-based Garçon Wines has developed a new kind of wine bottle: rectangular, made of recycled PET, 87 percent lighter than traditional glass bottles and still able to hold the same amount of wine.
And the bottles are not only cheaper to ship because they're lighter, but also they fit inside a box that can be delivered through a mail slot. Developers Santiago Navarro and Joe Revell first focused on a bottle that could be delivered more easily to individual homes. (Say, to someone in a wine club.)
Garçon won a Plastics Recycling Award Europe in 2019.
And packaging giant Amcor Ltd. just announced a collaboration with Garçon to produce its bottles in the U.S. In addition, Garçon will be at ProWein in Düsseldorf, Germany, in March looking to sign up more users.