Dear Proper Green:
I love wine. I mean I love it like I love life. But I’m getting a little concerned with all the glass bottles that I take out to recycling every week. I know glass is recyclable, but it also adds weight to trucks delivering it and taking it away, meaning more fossil fuels are burned. And all this just so I can get to my happy place everyday. I understand that boxed wine is more environmentally friendly, but I like good wine too much to switch to “juice boxes.” Help!!
The love of wine is such a sincere one that it is hard for me to say this... stop being such a snob. These days, many wineries are decidedly more eco-friendly, and many tasty wines come in non-traditional packaging like boxes. There are also great (read expensive) wines that use screw tops instead of cork, or make bottles that are more easily recyclable. Before you let your guilt destroy your swerve, check out these articles on the best, most eco-friendly “juice boxes.” You’ll be presently surprised.
The Best Boxed Wines at Real Simple
Best Boxed Wine from Chowhound
Good Wine In A Box from Squidoo
About Proper Green
The “green movement” is a relatively new one. And because it’s so new, ideas about what constitutes proper behavior within the movement are still evolving. But we think it’s important to establish some guidelines to help smooth the way.
Proper Green is (at least we hope) a blog about good manners in a green world. And while people often confuse “etiquette” with “manners” - the former deals with social custom, i.e., which fork to use or how to introduce your niece to your husband’s cousin at your step-sister’s second wedding––the latter is an expression of respect.And that’s what we’re going to focus on.
Good manners, like our planet, need care, attention and dedication. We hope you find inspiration and answers here.
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