LIFE reWINE promotes the reuse of bottles in the wine sector to reduce waste generation, greenhouse gases and production costs.
This initiative, which has been recently presented, aims to demonstrate the feasibility of a sustainable system of collection, cleaning and reuse of glass bottles in the wine sector, identifying barriers and opportunities, as well as evaluating the main environmental, technical aspects and economic benefits derived from the pilot system.
The wine industry is one of the most affected by climate change, so new techniques and strategies are needed to reduce the carbon footprint in the sector. In the case of LIFE reWINE, the initiative is even more meaningful in view of the fact that, currently, there isn’t any available system for the recovery of wine packaging, as opposed to other sectors where such a network exists.
LIFE reWINE system involves all the links in the distribution and consumption chain, from wineries to restaurants and final consumers, considering the whole process of the bottle, from its labeling to its recovery and recycling, with a forecast of recovery of about 100,000 bottles until June 2019. This is also intended to help raise awareness and achieve qualitative and quantitative objectives of waste prevention.