Borough Wines is expanding its drinks offering with a new zero-waste range.
The new range is made up of 25 wines from independent winemakers, which are being made available in three different sustainable formats – Return Bottle, Vinotap and Refill.
The Return Bottle scheme simply involves the bottle being returned back to the shop, while bars and restaurants store the bottles, which are then collected and reused.
The Vinotap is a ten-litre alternative to box wine, made of stainless steel which comes with its own tap dispensing system – once empty, it is collected, cleaned and refilled.
Refill Kegs carry 25 litres of wine, the equivalent of 33.3 full bottles – this is collected and reused, saving 16 kilogrammes of glass from being produced and disposed of.
Even the firm’s labels are produced from bagasse, the by-product of the extraction of juice from sugar cane, which is fully biodegradable.
Managing Director Muriel Chatel said: “We are on a mission to reduce waste in the drinks supply chain and are really excited to be offering these new innovative formats to our customers.
“We are always looking for new ways to help businesses reduce waste. Environmental concerns are high up on the agenda now, and we want to help our customers address these and provide ways for them to stand out from their competitors.”