Champagne house Telmont is making a switch to lighter bottles - As early as 2022, the maison had announced a departure from the 835-gram bottle already in widespread use in Champagne and launched a test with a lighter 800-gram bottle.
After the successful test phase of the 800-gram bottle, production was increased from 3,000 to 30,000 bottles. According to studies, the glass bottle can account for up to 47 % of the CO₂ footprint of a finished wine. By comparison, around 43 % of emissions are generated in the vineyard and cellar. The use of lighter bottles is expected to reduce Telmont's CO₂ footprint by a further 4 %.
In the name of mother nature
Telmont has a history of initiatives focused on rethinking packaging. Gift boxes have been eliminated as of June 2021, and all white glass bottles with 0 percent recycled glass have been replaced with lighter green Champagne bottles with 85 to 100 percent recycled content. Other ambitions of "In the name of Mother Nature" include sourcing 100 % electricity from renewable sources. Starting in 2024, all champagne exports to the U.S. will be transported by wind-powered ocean-going vessels called Neoline Ships. PD