Flat Wine Bottles – World First

By Chris Wadsworth

A novel idea that allows wine to be mailed in the post has developed into an environmental solution to reduce the impact of shipping wine worldwide.

Developed in 2017 by Garçon Wines in the UK the company is now talking with wine manufacturers and suppliers about producing the bottles on a much larger scale.


Flat Wine Bottle Case

Globally the wine industry uses an estimated 35 billion glass bottles a year and transporting these involves large volumes of unused airspace.

Made from recycled PET the bottles take existing plastic from the environment and in turn are able to be recycled. The bottle even has a plastic cap to make recycling easier. It takes up 40% less space and is 87% lighter than conventional bottles. According to the UK’s waste advisory body an 87% weight saving in a wine bottle would reduce carbon emissions by more than 500g per bottle.

Wine with a lower carbon footprint – we’ll drink to that.

Posted 4 March 2019