Green packaging for the wine industry:

Three wine bottles with red wax formed on the bottle necks

Innovative packaging is critical in the wine industry, as wineries must combine attractive packaging with protective materials, appealing to customers while keeping bottles safe through the shipping and handling process. The holidays are approaching, and many people ship local wines across the country as gifts, with increased awareness regarding the environmental impacts of the packaging materials. As such, many wineries are turning to green packaging solutions for shipping wine. A major solution involves switching from foam packaging to corrugate. Below, learn more about these materials, and what makes corrugated the greener way to go.
What is Foam Packaging?
Many wine bottles and products are traditionally shipped in foam packaging materials, which provide cushioning, protection and insulation. Commonly-used foam packaging for wine includes the plastic material polystyrene, better known for its use in Styrofoam. Once the material is disposed of after use, it can take hundreds of years to biodegrade, building up in landfills and making it extremely harmful to the environment. Replacing foam packaging with corrugated materials can have a great impact on the planet’s health and future.
What is Corrugated Packaging?
Corrugated cardboard is the most recycled material on the planet, often made from old corrugated containers, newspapers and even straw. In addition, cardboard containers are often reused several times before disposal. Although the design may seem simple, cardboard can be produced in various thicknesses, shapes and sizes, providing sufficient cushioning and protection for even fragile wine bottles. Not only does corrugated keep wine bottles protected during shipments, but they also provide ideal display space for graphics, logos and product information.
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