I recently wrote about plastic wine bottles, but it seems that wine containers are being invented faster than you can pop a cork!
UK’s Timesonline reports that Rexam, one of the worlds largest can manufacturers sold 6 million cans to the wine industry in 2006 and that last year that number increased to 35 million.
Now that is a lot of cans…
The article pointed out a lot of reasons why cans actually do make more sense than bottles. The single serve size would mean a lot less wine being poured down the drain. Less (or eliminate) broken glass. And apparently, aluminum is 100% recyclable (anyone know what percentage of glass is recyclable?). Aluminum, like the plastic bottles discussed in this space a week ago, also weighs less than glass and as such have a lower carbon footprint.
Would you drink your wine from a can?
Happy aluminum can wine tasting!