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Going Beyond Glass

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

If you’ve ever hoisted a case of wine up a flight of stairs, you know how heavy all those glass bottles are. Now think about how much energy was expended to move the roughly 3 billion cases’ worth of wine produced globally in 2011. All these wines travel by trucks, trains, planes, ships, or cars- usually with stops en route at distributors, importer-exporters or retailers – before they reach restaurants and consumers’ homes.

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Top 10 Logistics Innovators

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Cheers to AstraPouch for an Alternative to Wine and Spirits Bottles.

While consumers took years to adjust to the Stelvin screw cap on wine bottles, the transition to alternative packaging seems to be going a little faster. Undoubtedly, the wider acceptance of more environmentally friendly packaging has something to do with it.

The AstraPouch was first developed and launched in South Africa in 2008, but the company is growing quickly in the U.S.

Not only is the pouch a superior way to maintain freshness, it’s great for shippers too. One truckload of empty AstraPouch packages is equal to 14 truckloads of empty glass bottles.

By Lara Sowinski

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