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The stuff that holds water turns to wine

Sainsburys is to sell its wine in recyclable plastic bottles instead of glass as part of a trial. The supermarket said the move will help the environment by cutting the weight of wine packaging. A plastic bottle is one-eighth the weight of a regular 400g glass bottle. According to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), which is involved in the trial, UK consumers buy around one billion bottles of wine every year, using around half-a-million tonnes of glass. Reducing the weight ...