Reusable Wine Bottles: Diana Snowden Seysses, Melissa Saunders MW, Muriel Chatel, Bernard Grafé and Lise Rolland

The Wine Bottle of the Future is Reusable

This Climate Talk is moving past the “low-hanging fruit” and reaching for the stars – showcasing wine bottle reuse. The bottle accounts for 50% of a wineries’ CO2 emissions, due to the amount of heat required to melt glass along with transportation. Recycling decreases total emissions however, the CO2 budget of a bottle made from recycled glass is still very high, and much of the world’s recycling infrastructure is dysfunctional, leaving a huge proportion of wine bottles buried in landfills. For the wine industry to reach zero emissions and continue to use the very best, inert recipient for bottle aging, the only solution is bottle reuse. Four companies, from different countries, join us to share their experience with bottle reuse so that we can revive this once widely practiced tradition.

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