wine carbon footprint News

  • Why The Carbon Reduction Label For Wine?

    If you’ve continued to read past that title you are more than likely already familiar with terms such as: “climate change”, “carbon economy”, “global warming”, “carbon accounting”, “carbon neutrality”. I’m going to assume you have a passable understanding of the subject, issues and principles because I’m not going to ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Carbon cutting paper wine bottle unveiled

    Can you imagine the romantic dinner, candlelight, the music playing softly and the fine wine flowing from a bottle made of paper? Whoa, is there something wrong with this picture?  Apparently not. edie newswire reports the British company behind the first paper milk bottle, Green Bottle, has developed a prototype paper bottle for wine and is currently in talks with supermarkets ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • America’s first carbon-neutral wine will have first transparent carbon label

    Sonoma-Loeb has taken an unprecedented, environmentally-conscious step toward reducing its chardonnay’s carbon footprint. Working with Carbon Solutions America, Sonoma-Loeb has been able to assess their wine’s carbon footprint and offset it by supporting the replanting and maintaining efforts of redwood forests in clear-cut tracts in Humboldt County, California. Carbon neutrality was achieved ...


    By Sonoma-Loeb Wines

  • World's first Carbon Reduction Labelled wine to enter the Australian market

    Australian wine consumers will shortly be given the option to purchase wine detailing its carbon footprint with today’s announcement of certification for Mobius Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This wine has become the world’s first to be certified by the Carbon Trust; and to feature the Carbon Reduction Label on its ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • New Standard for Product Carbon Footprinting Launched in the United States

    Food and beverage carbon footprinting consultancy Aura Sustainability is in the process of tweaking its product carbon footprinting tools and models to be compliant with a new standard for product carbon measurement that has been released by the World Resources Institute and the World Business ...


    By PRWeb

  • Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Presents Carbon Footprint Research

    In an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories – beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and wine. The research is presented in a series of reports ...

  • PepsiCo Supports New Research that Models Carbon Footprint of Beverage Products

    SOURCE: PepsiCo DESCRIPTION:The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER), a coalition of leading global beverage companies collaborating to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage industry, announced yesterday that it has published new research on the carbon footprints of drink products across the ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Aura Sustainability announces launch of barefootTM for Australasian Wine Producers

    New Zealand based wine industry sustainability solutions provider, Aura Sustainability, has announced the launch of its barefootTM programme into Australia. barefootTM is a packaged solution that assists wineries in calculating the lifecycle carbon emissions of their wine products that is now offered in Australia as well as New Zealand. The solution focuses on the developing concept of product ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Australians can now start to track carbon footprints of products

    Two timeless products are leading the way into the future as the first to display the Carbon Reduction Label in Australia. ALDI’s everyday olive oil range and Mobius Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – a product of The New Zealand Wine Company – now carry the Carbon Reduction Label on their packaging Australians will also see the Carbon Reduction Label on 21st century technology, with ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Best Western Plus Wine Country Inn & Suites is Waking Up to Green

    Your visit to Best Western Plus Wine Country Inn & Suites just got a little greener. Today, the recently renovated upper mid-scale hotel officially joined the EcoStay™ program. EcoStay™ is a national initiative that helps hotels measure their carbon footprint, identify and fund reduction strategies and balance off their greenhouse gas emissions through carbon offsetting. "We're very excited to ...


    By Marketwire

  • Tesco announces new packaging initiative to save carbon

    Retail giant Tesco has revealed new initiatives to help cut the carbon impact of products in its stores in conjunction with the launch of Courtauld Commitment 2 (see MRW story). The supermarket will use plastic bottles for its own-brand spirits instead of using glass. By moving its own-brand brandy into plastic ...

  • Muntons leads the world - Low Carbon commitment

    March 1st 2011 - In a bold move, Muntonsplc has become the first maltster in the world to make a dedicated appointment to ensure that it will meet its commitment to produce 100% low carbon malt within the next five years.   Muntons has appointed Melissa Abbott to the newly created position of Grain Value Chain Specialist. Melissa will be leading the drive to ensure that everyone through the ...


  • Carbon Reduction Label for Sanctuary Sauvignon Blanc to the UK and Australia completed by Aura Sustainability

    Carbon Reduction Label for Sanctuary Sauvignon Blanc to the UK and Australia completed by Aura Sustainability Wine industry carbon measurement specialists, Aura Sustainability, have completed the carbon life cycle certification of another wine product, Sanctuary Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for the brand owner The New Zealand Wine Company (NZWC).  The measurement, which was ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Aura Sustainability wins environmental award for efficiency

    Aura Sustainability is celebrating winning the 2011 Marlborough Environmental Award for Efficiency.  The award, which was presented for Aura’s barefootTM solutions, was accepted by Aura directors and employees at a Gala dinner held at the Drylands Winery on Friday evening. Aura are a consultancy who work with a number of companies in the area of sustainability, including Marlborough ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Life cycle assessment proves food miles too basic

    By Roger Kerrison, Source: blog.aurasustainability.com Over the last couple of weeks we have seen tremendous interest globally in the launch of Mobius Sauvignon Blanc, which is the first wine to carry the Carbon Reduction Label. ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Shipping Containers: Another Green Opportunity for Eco-Wineries

    Erich Brandt, Senior VP of ACH Foam Technologies, thinks wineries on the green radar need to take a second look at the containers their wine bottles are shipped in. WineLoc EPS wine shippers, designed to protect wines from temperature fluctuations as well as breakage, offer ...


    By Marketwire

  • Next generation sustainability practioners - the winner is..

    A Prize for the Best Paper was awarded by PE INTERNATIONAL to Jim Bier on his paper “After LCA – Life Cycle Management and Ongoing Product Development of Bloodmeal Based Thermoplastics”. Congratulations! The first New Zealand Student Symposium on Life Cycle Management hosted by the New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre two weeks ago at Massey University provided an ...


    By thinkstep

  • carboNZero Holdings Becomes the First Non-UK Company to Provide PAS 2050 Certification

    carboNZero Holdings, the world’s leading greenhouse gas (GHG) certification company today announces that is has become the first non-UK company to provide accredited certification for product carbon footprints under British Standard Institute’s (BSI) PAS 2050. carboNZero Holdings’ adoption of PAS 2050 as the standard for product carbon ...


    By carboNZero

  • Glass is Top for Taste

    Campaign urges consumers to show support for glass If being offered a delicious drink in a plastic cup leaves you feeling as flat as last week’s fizz, you’re not alone.62% of people prefer to drink from a glass[1], with 82% of consumers preferring to drink white wine and 74% red wine from a glass[2] too. And it’s not just because glass, whether you drink, pour or serve from it, ...


    By RealWire

  • A new low cost system for successfully reducing heating costs in buildings.

    Airius Europe, a new company to Europe, finally has the answer to destratification problems in buildings. Airius systems can efficiently utilise wasted heat which sits in ceiling areas of buildings and effectively re-use this energy to equalise the interior temperatures and dramatically reduce heating costs. Most companies are surprised and unaware at the difference in temperature between the ...


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