Wine? In a plastic bottle? Yes.
Forget the conventional glass and cork bottle and say hello to PET wine- because the environment says so.
These innovative, eco-friendly, fully recyclable and unbreakable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) wine bottles were produced by Southern African paper and plastics packaging company, Mpact.
Plastic wine bottles are on average eight times lighter than a traditional glass wine bottle, with a PET bottle weighing 50 g compared to its glass counterpart’s 400 g.Twine explains that carbon emissions are also reduced in the production cycle. “It takes approximately 53 g to produce a PET bottle, as opposed to the 89 g needed to produce a glass equivalent.”
“The benefits of using PET for the consumer and the environment are numerous,” he says. “Not only do PET bottles have a lower carbon footprint, but wine lovers throughout the world can use these bottles in areas that were once restricted, such as hiking trails, parks and around the pool at home.”
The lighter packaging also allows Mpact to transport more bottles from the manufacturing plant to the producer, ultimately resulting in less emissions being released into the atmosphere.
Twine continues, “Most wine drinkers, aside from genuine collectors, consume wine very soon after purchasing. This means that although the PET-bottled wine has a recommended shelf life of two years, the quality of the contents would be the same as wine consumed from a glass bottle in this period.”
What do you think? Yay or Nay?