Zero Waste Solutions
CONVENIENCE, QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY.
Zero Waste Solutions from SustainableWineSolutions

Our Zero Waste SustainableWineSolutions incorporate the principles of the circular economy to deliver a truly sustainable wine offering: eliminating waste and reusing our resources.

 No matter the scale or nature of your business, there’s a solution for you. Engage your customers with the efficiency of wine on tap and generate return custom with refill and our innovative return bottle.

THE Bottle Return SCHEME

The traditional cork sealed bottle with a new sustainable lease of life.

The Bottle Return Scheme brings a new, sustainable lease of life to the traditional wine bottle: each one can be returned, sterilised and reused at least 30 times, reducing the carbon footprint of each bottle by up to 95%.

  • Each Return Bottle is designed so it can be returned, sterilised and reused with our Zero Waste wine range, delivering top quality wine from sustainably minded winemakers.
  • Our stringent quality control process ensures every bottle is in perfect condition before being put back into use: all our supply chain processes are managed in house, assuring quality from grape to glass.
  • Every reuse of the bottle saves the energy, emissions and waste generated by the recycling or disposal of the old bottle and production and transport of the new bottle.
  • U.K. hospitality alone throws an estimated 129,000 tonnes of glass into landfill every year: we offer a practical, convenient way of breaking this one way wasteful chain whilst still supplying the traditional wine bottle consumers love.
  • A biodegradable bagasse label, no neck foil and a TCA eliminating DIAM cork prevent further packaging and wine waste.
  • Provide customers with the traditional bottle in a truly sustainable form.
  • The bottles are delivered and collected by us in our signature black recycled plastic crates, reducing the time, expense and hassle of recycling waste collection.
  • A 50p refundable deposit per bottle encourages a continuous cycle of return: pay just for the wine, not the bottle.
  • Whilst the bottles and labelling are 100% recyclable, our aim is to slowly increase the proportion of bottles returned until 9/10 bottles sold in the off–trade and 6/10 sold in on–trade make it back to us for reuse.

VINOTAP™

The Zero Waste alternative to bag–in–box.

A compact 10L stainless steel alternative to our larger refill keg system. VinoTap™ offers a flexible, ready to pour wine-on-tap solution with no set up costs.

  • Each VinoTap™ is supplied with wine from our Zero Waste wine range, delivering top quality wine from sustainably minded winemakers.
  • Wine is preserved perfectly with inert gas input from a separate gas bottle. 
  • Each 10L VinoTap™ is equivalent to 13.3 bottles, saving around 6kg of glass with each use.
  • Unlike bag–in–box there is no inner plastic bag to dispose of, making it a truly zero waste wine solution.
  • Wines are up to 25% cheaper that the equivalent served in traditional, non-returnable bottle, enabling great value.
  • The 10L capacity and self contained nature of the VinoTap™ allows it to fit on countertops, in food trucks and stalls.
  • Deliver quick, precise pours of just the wine you need, with no oxidisation, cork taint or wasted wine.
  • We collect empty VinoTaps™ for reuse, reducing the time, expense and hassle of recycling waste collection.
  • No set up costs or installation needed: our VinoTaps™ are delivered ready to pour.

WINE-ON-TAP

The U.K.’s only reusable WINE kegs. Say no to one way plastic kegs!

We are the only U.K. supplier of Wine-on-Tap using refillable kegs. Our kegs offer incredible quality preservation, no wastage, perfect quick pours and a massive reduction in your glass and cardboard waste output. 

  • Each keg is supplied with wine from our Zero Waste wine range, delivering top quality wine from sustainably minded winemakers.
  • Our in–house cellar team takes care of installation, equipment and maintenance services – be that full bar installation to an all–in–one mobile dispensing unit.
  • We’ll survey your venue and recommend the best set-up options, and you’ll be ready to pour in 1-3 weeks.
  • With years of experience and a dedicated in–house team, we have control of every step of the process, delivering and maintaining the optimum Wine–on–Tap experience for your business.
  • We are the only supplier of Wine–on–Tap using refillable kegs, the most sustainable solution to serving wine on tap compared to other keg options.
  • Wine is preserved perfectly with inert gas input, ensuring no wine is wasted.
  • Each 25L EcoFass keg is equivalent to 33.3 bottles, saving around 15kg of glass with each use.
  • Each 20.5L 100% reusable stainless steel keg is equivalent to 27.3 bottles, saving around 12kg of glass with each use. 
  • Wines are up to 25% cheaper that the equivalent served in traditional, non-returnable bottle, enabling great value.
  • The preservation system delivers consistent quality in quick precise pours, with no oxidisation, cork taint or wasted wine.
  • The system works just as well as a reusable bottle refill station as it does behind the bar for by–the–glass pours, making it ideal for both on–trade and off–trade settings.
  • We collect empty kegs on subsequent deliveries, saving you significant cost and effort in sorting glass and cardboard recycling.
  • Internal chiller system delivers wine at the perfect temperature, freeing up valuable fridge space in your premises.