As wineries take steps to make the growing of grapes and production of wine greener and easier on the environment there are other companies coming along trying to do their part as well. From recycling wine barrels to wine bottles many of the materials in winemaking can be reused.
In Europe a process of sterilizing and reusing wine bottles has been in place quite some time but for some reason the United States has been reluctant to follow. But a company in California is working on reusing wine bottles in order to reduce the carbon footprint that comes with the production of each bottle a winery puts out.
For the green conscious wine enthusiast who always brings their purchases home in wine bags instead of plastic disposables reusing wine bottles is a natural progression. The numbers are actually startling on how much waste is involved with wine bottles. With seventy percent of bottles ending up in the landfill yet sixty percent of the carbon footprint involved in a bottle of wine is the making of the bottle this is a quick way to make wine so much more environmentally friendly. With proper cleaning and sterilization wine bottles can be reused with no problems that will affect the outcome of the wine placed inside later and its taste.