Top 5 Mistakes New Winemakers Make
- Published: Friday, 04 December 2015 13:55
- Written by David DeCiero
Over the past 7 years, I have been reusing (not recycling) glass wine bottles from a variety of sources. This includes friends, family and the help of freecycle.org. This process has allowed me to successfully reuse approximately 2000 wine bottles. Since each wine bottle weighs approximately 1 lb, I had finally reached the milestone of 1 ton of reused glass. There are some benefits to this approach and let me highlight them:
Now, there are some costs to me in my processing of the bottles:
I’m proud of what I have done mainly for my wallet, but also for the environmental benefits. Let me also say that I plan on reusing these bottles forever, so each time they go through the reuse process, I’m increasing the benefits.