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The eco-friendly flat wine bottle that fits through your letterbox

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Published on December 5, 2019 - Duration: 01:57s

The eco-friendly flat wine bottle that fits through your letterbox

London-based company Garçon Wines has re-designed the wine bottle to be more environmentally friendly, lower in transport costs and able to fit through your letterbox.

Adam Reed Reports

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The eco-friendly flat wine bottle that fits through your letterbox

Coming though a letterbox near you, a bottle of wine that can be posted right through your door.

Flat bottles produce by Garçon Wines claim to be environmentally friendly, lower in transport costs and able to fit through your letterbox.

The London-based company has taken the traditional bottle shape and squashed it.

Meaning it's still able to hold the usual 75cl volume just in a longer, flatter vessel.

Santiago Navarro, is the CEO and co-founder of Garçon Wines, says is advances wine bottles into the twenty-first century.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF GARÇON WINES, SANTIAGO NAVARRO, SAYING: "We're developing packaging for Greta Thunburg's generation.

Post 2030 nobody's going to drink wine from a heavy, space inefficient bottle which has a grotesque and unnecessary carbon footprint." The patented flat shape of the bottles also allows them to be stackable, increasing the efficiency of transportation and cutting logistical costs.

Garçon Wines stemmed from supplying Letterbox Wine to UK gifting companies.

They soon expanded their ambitions to offer sustainable packaging solutions for wholesale wines.

Along with the letterbox-friendly single bottle boxes, the company has also pioneered what they say is the world's most compact wine case.

Its design holds ten bottles in a box that would otherwise only carry four round, glass bottles of the same volume.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF GARÇON WINES, SANTIAGO NAVARRO, SAYING: "We make a flat wine bottle to save space - 40% smaller as a result of the space innovation, but we also make the bottle in 100% recycled PET, that's pre-existing material, not single-use plastic.

We do that to save weight, we also do that to use a sustainable material source, which is light, strong and looks like glass - a product we know and like." Since launching in the UK in 2018, Garçon Wines made their international debut in the Netherlands this year and now have plans to take their innovative design global.

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