Oregon Winery Leads Efforts To Re-Use Bottles

on 22/10/10 at 9:00 am

Wine

Cowhorn Vineyard

A southern Oregon winery is trying to reduce waste by spearheading “The Rinse Project”. The idea is for winemakers to re-use bottles instead of recycling them curbside.

Much of the carbon footprint of the wine industry comes from its bottles.

Cowhorn Winery in Applegate Valley plans to send bottles to a new California company called Wine Bottle Renew. The company uses a high-tech method to sort and clean glassware.

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