The annual release of the prestigious TIME Best Inventions has seen Garçon Wines awarded with a special mention for their sustainable, flat wine bottles. Compiled every year by American news magazine Time, the list evaluates inventions based on originality, creativity, ambition and impact, highlighting those that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun.
Garçon Wines’ space-saving, 100% recycled PET bottles, do their part to help make the world of wine better by targeting the wine industry’s carbon footprint hotspot of round, glass bottles. Described by journalist Jared Lindzon for TIME as “an emission-cutting container”, their invention saves space, weight and energy to significantly slash carbon emissions throughout wine’s supply chain.
Santiago Navarro, CEO & co-founder at Garçon Wines, said; “We are deeply honoured that our flat wine bottle has been recognised with a special mention in TIME’s Best Inventions of 2021 – arguably one of the most prestigious product-based lists for global innovation from one of the most highly-esteemed publications. The list and special mentions have showcased some truly inspirational and groundbreaking inventions, so it is a very proud and humbling moment to see ours included. The special mention makes us more motivated than ever to continue our mission of making more climate- and planet-friendly packaging, especially as we look ahead to launch in both the USA and Australia next year.”
Among the other special mentions were ‘cleaner sneakers’, or a pair of carbon emission-saving trainers, from Allbirds and Adidas, and a virtual reality service that helps combat social isolation for the elderly in care homes. For the full list, please visit time.com/collection/best-inventions-2021/.
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About Garçon Wines
Garçon Wines are the multi award-winning British start-up that exists to make the wine industry more sustainable in a 21st century world. Well-known for innovating in cleantech wine packaging, they have invented planet-friendly bottles that are uniquely flat to save space and made entirely from recycled PET to save weight and contribute to circular economies, step-change advancements which save energy to result in lower greenhouse gas emissions. Such innovation is needed given that traditional, round, glass wine bottles are the single largest contributor to wine’s carbon footprint. With offices in London, San Francisco and Melbourne, and representation in South Africa and Spain, the passionate and professional team offer their IP-protected wine bottles and sustainable wine brands through collaborations with wine producers, brand owners, and retailers looking to drive sustainability.