Eco-Battle: Aluminum vs. Glass

Apr. 13, 2024

Unveiling the Eco-Friendly Champion for Wine

At Revelshine, we’re passionate about crafting exceptional wines in unique packaging that’s leading the way for change in the wine industry. We care about the products we’re producing and its impact on the environment – that’s why we’ve chosen to package our wines in sleek aluminum cans.

While glass bottles have been the traditional choice for wine, there are compelling reasons to consider aluminum’s sustainable edge. Let’s delve deeper into why aluminum shines as the future of eco-conscious wine packaging.

1. Aluminum Wins the Green Race

Recycling aluminum is a champion’s game. According to the Aluminum Association, a whopping 73% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. This is because aluminum can be recycled endlessly without any loss in quality [1]. Recycling a single aluminum bottle saves enough energy to power a television for 3 hours [2].

Yes, your glass bottles and jars are recyclable but they degrade with each reprocessing cycle. They are actually much more likely to head back to the landfill than back onto the shelf due to many challenges like contamination, sorting, weight, transportation, and the energy itself in the process. It’s often referred to as negative scrap value. Glass recycling is actually going away in many cities because of unfavorable economics that forces the waste industry’s hand.[3]

2. Lighter Footprint, Lighter on Your Travels

Picture this: a picnic basket overflowing with delicious Revelshine wines in bottles. Now, compare that to a basket laden with heavy glass bottles. Aluminum’s lightweight advantage makes transportation a breeze. This is why so many beverage companies are switching to aluminum — less weight translates to less fuel consumption, reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the supply chain [4].

So, next time you’re planning an outdoor adventure, consider the ease and eco-friendliness of aluminum.

3. Built to Chill (and Keep Chilling)

Aluminum’s natural heat conductivity properties make it fantastic for keeping your Revelshine wines refreshingly chilled. The double insulated metal chills faster and stays colder longer than glass, ensuring your first sip is as delightful as the last [5].

4. Shatterproof and Safe: Aluminum Takes the Blow

Let’s face it, accidents happen. A dropped glass bottle can mean a broken heart (and a dangerous mess). Aluminum bottles, on the other hand, are inherently shatterproof, making them the ideal choice for poolside relaxation, a celebratory sip after a trek up the mountain, or even that lively backyard barbecue.

5. Safely Sip: Aluminum Doesn’t Leach

There might be some lingering concerns about aluminum leaching into your drink. Rest assured, research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms the safety of aluminum for food and beverage containers [6].

While our bottles are 100% aluminum, there are some minimal but intentional production decisions made to ensure the wine is high quality. The liner in all aluminum cans is not plastic. The natural lining in aluminum bottles, typically made of a BPA-free epoxy resin, effectively prevents aluminum from leaching into your beverage. Revelshine uses a coating that not only protects the aluminum bottle but the wine inside as well. The screw cap allows the wine to be preserved and shared with others. During recycling, there’s a simple shredding and separation process for the cap.

So, you can enjoy the crisp taste of Revelshine wines without any worries about harmful chemicals.

Revelshine: Sustainable Sipping with a Modern Twist

Revelshine is proud to be at the forefront of sustainable wine packaging. Our bottles not only support the environment but also offer a convenient, lightweight, and shatterproof way to enjoy award-winning wines.

So, raise your Revelshine bottle and toast to a brighter future – one sip, one recycled can at a time!


[1] Aluminum Association
[2] Can Manufacturers Institute
[3] GreenMatch
[4] My Own Water
[5] U.S. Energy Information Administration

[6] Center for Disease Control & Prevention


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