PRESS RELEASE – Tuesday 30th April 2019: Garçon Wines – the London-based inventors of ground-breaking, eco-friendly, flat wine bottles – has been internationally recognised by an impressive line-up of esteemed industry accolades for their outstanding innovation in sustainable wine packaging.
The strong line up of award-wins comes as Garçon Wines launches with online gifting retailer, Moonpig, and shortly after the launch of their game-changing 10 flat bottle case, designed and executed in partnership with packaging industry leader, DS Smith. The 10 flat bottle transit case holds ten full-sized, 75cl flat wine bottles in a compact case which would otherwise carry approximately just four traditional, round glass bottles of the same volume. This will cut greenhouse gas emissions and business costs from the transportation of wine by about 60%. The launch received extensive pick up across UK and international media outlets and further cements Garçon Wines’ commitment to providing significant innovation in wine packaging and logistics, while prioritising sustainability to protect the health of our planet.
Just three weeks after its launch, the case with the flat bottles – made in the UK from 100% post-consumer recycled PET – won ‘Best Sustainable Packaging’ at the World Food Innovation Awards 2019. Here, Garçon Wines took home a double win, also winning ‘Best Packaging Design’ for their innovative, flat bottle.
The multipurpose bottle then went on to scoop ‘Innovation of the Year’ in the Onboard Hospitality Awards 2019, where the revered panel of travel industry judges noted it as “a really great idea” with “great potential for the onboard market”. Most recently in April, Garçon Wines, together with their manufacturers RPC M&H Plastics, were crowned winner of the Plastic Packaging Product of the Year at Plastics Recycling Europe Awards 2019, triumphing over industry giants such as Procter and Gamble. The prestigious awards are designed to recognise and celebrate achievement throughout the European plastics recycling industry and Garçon Wines particularly stood out to the judges for being a “very innovative concept and a much lighter alternative to the existing packaging!”.
The Garçon Wines awards cabinet is filling up at a rapid pace as the pioneering wine bottle design – which is covered by granted design patents in 35 countries – was recognised at the following recent UK and international awards, taking their winning awards count to 10 and highly-commended or finalist positions to an additional count of 8, in just over a year and a half:
● World Food Innovation Awards 2019: Winner - Best Sustainable Packaging
● World Food Innovation Awards 2019: Winner - Best Packaging Design
● Plastics Recycling Europe Awards 2019: Winner - Plastic Packaging Product of the Year
● Onboard Hospitality Awards 2019: Winner - Innovation of the Year
● BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2019: Finalist - Innovation of the Year (Winner announced in June)
● National Recycling Awards 2019: Finalist - Recycled Product of the Year (Winner announced in June)
Santiago Navarro, CEO & Co-Founder of Garçon Wines commented: “It is a massive honour for us and our partner manufacturers RPC M&H Plastics and DS Smith to be awarded with such prestigious accolades. The large number and frequency of awards, and the tough competition we faced from some of the world’s leading companies, is the perfect recognition for our innovation and execution. We believe that our wine packaging solutions, led by our flat wine bottles made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET plastic, are the most significant advancement to wine bottles in the last two centuries. As a result, we believe that establishing the strongest reputational foundation for our products gives us the greatest chance to disrupt the dominant status quo bottles. We are very grateful to the judges for their votes, we are humbled by the accolades, and we are highly motivated to show that we are worthy winners by continuing to introduce our bottles across the wine industry, replacing as many 19th century round, glass bottles with our more sustainable 21st century wine bottles.”
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