Vinpac and Orora have developed a sustainable lightweight wine bottle which they say can help producers reduce packaging costs and emissions.

The collaboration between Endeavour Group’s Vinpac and packaging solutions provider Orora is aimed at reducing environmental, production and logistical costs associated with wine production.

The reverse taper bottle – which is wider at its shoulders than base – weighs 420 grams, which is 195 grams less than a standard reverse taper bottle, and has recycled glass content of about 38 per cent.

Orora aims to achieve 60 per cent recycled content in the glass packaging by 2025.

Vinpac International Commercial Manager, James Vallance, said the focus is on best-practice packaging. 

“We are excited to be able to offer significant environmental benefits and cost savings for our customers with this new, innovative lightweight bottle,” he said.  

“We are focused on collaborating with suppliers and partners like Orora to find more innovative recyclability and reusability solutions across our operations and the industry at large.”

The bottles are manufactured at Orora’s facility in Gawler, South Australia, where last year the company produced a sparkling wine bottle weighing 100 grams less than standard options.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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