The bag-in-box is the preferable alternative, followed by the aseptic cartons that had only slightly worse environmental performances. Compared to single use glass bottles, the impacts of bag-in-box were from 60% to 90% lower. Therefore, in order to improve the wine packaging sustainability without substituting glass for wine packaging, a glass bottle reuse program is a convenient alternative only when considering the local market. The study provides useful indications for industry and government stakeholders seeking out new strategies for enhancing the sustainability of the wine life cycle as well as it contributes to counter the prejudice that glass packaging would be more sustainable than plastic or multilayer packaging.
Science & Wine Podcast #1 – Óscar Quevedo
- Oleuropein and derivatives from olive oil prevents amyloid fibril formation and prevents cytotoxic amyloid aggregation of human amylin
- Social cues and the online purchase intentions of organic wine
- Autochthonous white grape cultivars of a warm climate region, a tool to be considered to face climate change conditions.
- Developing an easy to be applied and cheap method to estimate soil erosion in vineyards
- About the origin of ‘Glera’, ‘Ribolla gialla’ and others grapevine varieties grown in Friuli Venezia Giulia (North-East Italy)