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Tesco Champagne bottles get lighter


The lightweight bottle initiative, led by the Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne, will see a 7.2% weight reduction in standard 75cl champagne bottles – taking them from 900g to 830g.

Tesco has already placed its De Vallois champagne in lightweight 830g bottles and says all of its champagne bottles will be lightweighted over the next few years.

Andrew Gale, category technical manager for the Tesco Beers, Wines and Spirits division, says: “We are fully committed to reducing glass waste across our entire drinks portfolio and are working closely with our suppliers and the wider industry to deliver significant CO2 reductions throughout our supply chain. We are confident that the Tesco shopper will respond positively to the move.”

1 January 2012 - Felicity Murray