A leading producer of glass bottles and jars, O-I Glass Inc. launched a lightweight glass wine bottle with a reduced carbon impact in the French market. It is the latest proof point in O-I’s pursuit of its approved Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) target to reduced greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2030. The lightweight glass wine bottle, named Estampe, is validated by the Carbon Trust and is a result of the company’s vision to be the most sustainable produce of sustainable glass packaging. The company believes glass to be the most sustainable packaging solution, and the Estampe bottle strengthens the overall sustainability with a reduced carbon footprint. O-I worked with the Carbon Trust to achieve the first validated, eco-designed 75-cl bottle to meet their criteria for low carbon packaging. “Our customers and consumers alike continue to seek sustainable packaging solutions. The addition of a lower carbon lightweight bottle that’s validated by the Carbon Trust demonstrates how we’re innovating to crate brand-building, iconic, sustainable solutions,” said Arnaud Aujouannet, chief sales and marketing officer for O-I, in a statement. “O-I has been innovating glass bottles for more than a century, and as the demand for lightweight, lower impact packaging rises, we’re focused on transforming our processes and technology to meet that need without compromising on design.”

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