Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In Praise of the Tube O Wine

So two weeks ago I wrote an article in praise of the ecological benefits of the Box O Wine. Now I discover that there is an even more green and thrifty delivery system for vino. The Tube O Wine.

Ecosalon has reviewed this new product which it says eliminates expensive traditional glass-and-cork packaging, cutting wine bottle landfill waste by 85%. The vino package is 100% recyclable and the label is produced by windpower. The cardboard tubes weigh 20% less than glass and can be transported using less gas.

Says it retails for "less than $10 a bottle." (That may mean that the tube sells for about $40, which would still make it less of a bargain, if pennies are your main concern, than a good box o wine.)