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Concha y Toro moves into lightweight glass


moves into lightweight glass

Chilean wine producer Concha y Toro is reducing its carbon emissions with lighter bottles for its Casillero del Diablo wines. The bottles use less energy to produce, less fuel to transport and help the brand use 2,200 tonnes less glass per annum globally. The biggest saving being a 700 tonne reduction in glass destined for the UK market, equal to 140 tonnes of CO2.

The first bottling using the new format began in August and the lighter bottles are now arriving on UK shelves (November 2010). The Bordeaux and Burgundy bottle formats now weigh 500g – 12% and 13% lighter respectively.
Concha y Toro is also measuring its water footprint as part of its strategy to find ways to lessen its impact on the environment.

1 November 2010 - Felicity Murray