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Andrew Flusche

Hey Chuck,

I'm not big into these issues, but I recently read an article on this very subject (FastCompany maybe?) That article talked about the wine boxes with no bag (so less plastic is used). Now I'm convinced that the box is really much greener than a bottle.

Recycling aside, think about the transportation costs (and corresponding carbon footprint) involved with glass bottles. The bottle accounts for a good portion of the wine's weight. Even empty bottles take up a lot of space to transport.

But boxes can be transported flat (when empty), and they are extremely light. That saves transportation costs all along the line, even if they end up going to a landfill.

I definitely agree with you that boxes aren't as fun as bottles. Drinking wine would be like drinking my soy milk. Not exotic or exciting, that's for sure.

Best,
Andrew

PerGynt

I think that the bottles, when used locally, are greener because they can be returned intact, washed, and re-used many times. Whether this applies to the life of the typical wine bottle is questionable, but for things like soft drinks having a local bottler and returnable bottles is very green, from what I can tell.

Dustin

I think definately the bottle. Creating paper and corregated boxes is a nasty process.

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