Making great wine easier to enjoy, cutting down waste, saving money and making wine better for the environment - for The BIB Wine Company team it’s all about taking something good and making it better.
BIB Wine - A Greener Solution
Wine at its best brings people together and becomes a focal point and catalyst for community. To do so whilst carelessly damaging our environment makes no sense to us at all. Our BIBs do their bit to help, and in today’s climate we think it’s crazy not to be part of a solution.
So why BIBs?
- 10x lower carbon footprint
- 100 % recyclable through new freepost return scheme (see below)
- Reduces waste to landfill
- Reduces wasted wine...
If wine is to play its part in preventing further global warming it must stop using glass bottles for most wine. BIBs are currently the best solution - 10 times more carbon friendly than glass bottles and lower CO2eq than any other current format. And recycling glass doesn't necessarily help! BIBs are 10x lower in CO2eq than a bottle made from 83% recycled glass (the figure would be even higher for those brand new glass bottles out there). So whilst better to recycle your glass than not, it would be much better not to buy wine in glass bottles.
Our BIBs also cut down on other harmful transport emissions and pollution as they are transported flat-packed prior to filling and are efficiently stacked thereafter.
We’ve joined forces with specialist recycler Enval to create a new recycling stream for our taster pouches, and BIB bags and taps. Enval have created a technique that uses pyrolysis to break these down into base feedstock products that can be used to make brand new pouches, bags and taps (or any other plastic goods). This negates the requirement to use fossil fuel based feedstocks and creates a closed loop.
It's a huge leap forward and a world first, and should become part of our nation's kerbside collection strategy. But in the meantime, we're sending freepost returns envelopes out with our taster boxes, and you can add freepost (and free) Recycling Bags to your orders in the shop or through the Club. The Recycling Bags take up to ten bags and taps, so we'd ask you to wait until you have as close to this number as possible to maximise efficiency.
We’re proud that our company is part of a movement to make wine part of the solution not the problem. Better for your lifestyle, your wallet and your environment.