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Retail giant stocks lightweight wine bottles

Supermarket giant Tesco is to stock lightweight wine bottles in an attempt to meet its waste reduction commitments.Reducing glass waste helps retailers meet their obligations under the Courtauld Commitment on packaging waste reduction. By 2010 Tesco aims to have 25% of all the wine bottles it sells cut down in weight, saving 72,000 tonnes of glass a year. It is claimed by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) that lightweight bottles produce environmental benefits because ...