Wine makers and their carbon-footprint-creating glass bottles have been under a close watchful eye for a while, turning to boxes as an eco-minded solution, but this is the first we've heard of their bubbly counterpart going green. Standard Champagne bottles weigh in at about two pounds—meaning they make quite the impact on the atmosphere as they're shipped around the globe. Things are going to start changing, though. Find out how.
The new shape of Champagne bottles is a little slimmer and only a couple of ounces lighter, but due to the unique nature of bubbly, it took engineers years' worth of work to make a bottle that treads lighter on the earth. It's a step in the right direction, that's for sure. You can read more about it here at Inhabitat.
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