A wine company is using its innovative approach to help the planet by using recycled plastic to create flat wine bottles that can be delivered through the mail. These bottles are cost-effective and environment-friendly. A UK based company Garcon Wines came up with the transformed design of the wine bottles. Traditionally the wine bottles are made up of glass in a round shape, but Garcon Wines decided to design lighter and sleeker model of the wine bottles using recycled plastic.
According to the company, the unique shape of the bottle is light in weight and cost-effective for the manufacturer as it helps cut down the cost of the transportation. The lighter weight of the bottles is because of recycled plastic, which makes it 87 per cent lighter than glass bottles. The company also said that the bottles are eco-friendly cutting 60 per cent of the carbon emission.
Santiago Navarro, Founder of Garcon Wines said that this innovative approach is a sustainable solution within the wine industry as we live in the 21 century and not the 19th century. It is important that the wine companies give a thought to their packaging instead of following the conventional route. He said that the wine bottles are sleek enough that they can be delivered through the mail. According to the founder, we are living in times when people are leaving plastic while the company found a way to recreate the bottles using recycled plastic.
The bottles of red Bordeaux wine have been sent to space to age for a year before they return to the Earth's surface. The experiment is being conducted by a Luxembourg-based start-up, called Space Cargo Unlimited along with the Universities of Bordeaux, France, and Bavaria, Germany. The objective of the experiment is to observe the effects of weightlessness and space radiation on the process of ageing. After the space-aged wine is returned back to Earth, it will be compared to the Bordeaux wine which will age on Earth. This interesting experiment will also help in adding new food properties and flavours to the food industry.