RPC Group’s affiliate RPC M&H Plastics has designed a wine bottle for UK-based firm Garçon Wines using 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
The eco-friendly, 750ml slimline wine bottle is the result of Garçon Wines’ cooperation with RPC M&H Plastics and investment in research and development for the bottle-manufacturing industry in the UK.
Garçon Wines has collaborated with online florist Bloom & Wild for the delivery of the wine bottle to customers through a letterbox. The bottle has been designed in order to ensure that the packaging can fit through a standard-sized letterbox.
The product has a similar shape to Bordeaux wine bottles and was developed in an effort to cut down plastic pollution.
The company noted that the bottle is sourced from a recycled material that is lighter than glass and has the ability to withstand the postal system.
Garçon Wines co-founder and CEO Santiago Navarro said: “As a responsible company, our aim has been to create the most environmentally-friendly wine bottle solution that would innovate and revolutionise the way consumers receive wine and businesses supply wine.
“Offering one of the first bottles in the world to be made from 100% recycled PET material has enabled us to create the greenest wine bottles available, as a result of them being 87% lighter and 40% spatially smaller than traditional wine bottles, hugely reducing carbon emissions from the wine supply chain.”